Have Your Say!

40 of our visitors came along on 23rd July to our first consultation event to help us learn about what they think of National Mining Museum Scotland and what they would like to see in the Boiler House. We may have lured them in with tea and cake, but everyone took part in the different activities we’d designed to gather opinions and made lots of really useful comments and suggestions. The written feedback we gathered was really useful but, as always, the best bit was having face to face...

From Skate Park to Haunted House: What do Newtongrange Primary want?

To kick off our programme of community consultation I was lucky enough to be joined by four classes from Newtongrange Primary School. The pupils’ enthusiasm, imagination and sense of fun was just what we needed to start thinking big and coming up with some amazing ideas for the future of the Boiler House. We really want people to think outside the box and this was certainly the case during our three school workshops. When we first started thinking about this project and how to find out...

The Lady Victoria Boiler House

National Mining Museum Scotland wishes to preserve the Lady Victoria Colliery’s historic Boiler House and its suite of boilers. This year we have been awarded a grant from the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund to conduct a survey of the building and to talk to our community to see what they would like the building to be used for.  This Blog will follow the project.   The boiler house as it is today.   We would like to do something really new and exciting with the space. It...
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