Admission Prices

Guided & Audio Tours are available up to 2 hours before the museum closes. Please allow yourself around 3 hours to take a tour and visit the exhibition galleries. All tours require sturdy shoes, we also suggest that you bring a light coat or jacket on a chilly day.

Guided Tours can ocassionally sell out so it is suggested to contact the museum in advance to enquire about availablity.


A tour of the pithead, recreated underground roadway and coalface, with an ex-miner as your guide, gives the atmosphere and noise of a working pit – an experience which instantly makes you glad you’re not a miner. All tour tickets include admission to the Exhibition Galleries.
Jan – Dec, Sun – Sat
£9.50    Adult
£7.50    Concession
£4.00   Children 8 to 16 year old
Free      Children 7 and under (up to 2 per adult)

JUNIOR MINER EXPERIENCE (new summer 2019 workshop)

Sign up for your first shift as a Junior Miner at the Lady Vic! Do you think you have what it takes?

Kids will dress up in full miner’s uniform for the day. It includes a boiler suit, hardhat, torch, satchel and piece tin (for their snack break). They’ll be led by the Pit Boss to complete fun and interactive tasks to get them ready to begin their training. They will learn all about the smelly and deadly gases that miners encountered in the pits. Next kids will complete exciting sets of challenges intended to get them moving around the colliery and to see if they have what it takes to be a miner. Parents are not required to stay with their children during the workshop, unless the child requires additional support.

5 Jul – 16 Aug, Fridays
1000-1200 & 1400-1600
£6.00    Children (8-12 years only)

Please purchase tickets for the Junior Miner Experience in advance by clicking here.


Jan – Dec, Sun – Sat
£4.00    Adult
£3.50   Concession
£2.00   Children 8 to 16 year old
Free      Children 7 and under (up to 2 per adult)
Free      Tour ticket holders

Exhibition Galleries tickets (excludes the tour) grants admission to the 1st and 2nd floor gallery only.


Groups of 12 or more benefit from a reduced admission price. Groups must book their visit in advance to receive the discount. Groups can explore the Museum on a self-directed visit, a Guided Tour or an Audio Tour (available in English, French and German).

If you are a UK school please visit our Learning page.

Please note that:
– large groups over 30 may have to be divided
– groups with children must be supervised at all times with at least one adult for every ten children.

Please note that the museum closes over the Christmas and New Year period.


Adult Ticket
27-59 years

Concession Ticket
Seniors (60+)
Young People (17-26)

Child Ticket
8-16 years

Group Bookings
£1.00 discount is applied to the ticket price when booking for 12 or more in advance.

Free entry
7 and under* (up to 2 free with a paying adult, additional children will be charged £1 each)
One Carer, per disabled visitor is admitted free of charge, on request
Friends of the National Mining Museum Scotland
NMMS Corporate Members with a valid pass
Museum Association members
Association of Independent Museums (AIM) members
Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions (ASVA)
Edinburgh Pass
Coach Bus drivers travelling on the day with a Group who has booked a tour

Please click here to see our full NMMST Admission, Tickets and Fees Policy.

Current prices valid from 1 April 2019

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