Jim Cornwall

Mining a Future for the Lady Victoria

This #DayofCharity we are celebrating our status as a registered Scottish charity by launching our #MiningtheFuture appeal!   Interested in supporting a  truly unique museum?  Why not help us preserve one of the last remaining heritage sites  to showcase the stories of ordinary Scottish workers.      Help Preserve our Past, for the Future As well as being a 5 star visitor attraction with a collection is recognised by the Scottish Government as being of...
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Our Collection

The Museum’s object collection includes over 60,000 tools, safety equipment, lamps, models, clothing, trophies, geological specimens, banners and art.
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Year of Young People

2018 is Scotland’s designated Year of Young People and the Year aims to draw generations together as well as provide a platform to celebrate Scotland’s youth.
Victorian event at the museum

Museum Events

The National Mining Museum Scotland runs a fantastic programme of special events throughout the year which include Victorian themed tours, Ghost Tours, Family Fun Days, Storytelling events and much more! Full details are on our events page.
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Our Community

Find out more about the Museum community, become a member or volunteer and be part of the museum life!
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Kids Zone

At the National Mining Museum you will see what life was like working in a cramped, dark and cold pit. Have a look at our Kids Pages to view activities, play a selection of games, see our kids galleries and find out what you can expect on your visit.
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The Old Power House at the National Mining Museum Scotland is a unique venue for your event. With its high Victorian arched windows, exposed original brickwork and complete accessibility, it’s the perfect place to present a memorable event.
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