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National Mining Museum Scotland offers A Mine of Information.


Teacher Resource Packs

Scotland has a wealth of mining history and so we have created a Teacher Resource Pack for every local authority in Scotland which bore witness to coal mining!

The Resource Packs are completely FREE and contain an introduction to your region, photographs of that area from the NMMS collection, helpful tips on further research as well as suggested classroom and outdoor activities for pupils.

Please email our Education Manager with your local authority to be sent your free pack today.


Classroom Exhibition

We’ve created our very own guide to creating a brilliant classroom exhibition about your local coal mine! Our website is still under construction and this document will be hosted here soon. In the meantime, please get in touch and we will send this to you for free.

Why not borrow one of our loan boxes or our Wee Hutch for your class too?



We host a range of films on the NMMS website from the Safety Lamp to the NMMS Winding Engine. These can be found here.


Children In the Mine & The 1842 Royal Commission

Did you know that children as young as three years old have been recorded working underground? Request our Children in the Mine information pack for all you need to know about early working conditions for children and the findings of the 1842 Royal Commission Report.

Coming Soon – Children In the Mine film by Newtongrange Primary School


Further Information

National Mining Museum Scotland hosts thousands of photographs, maps and plans from across Scotland. Let us know your local area or coal mine and we will do our best to send you information from our collection. Alternatively, we would recommend the following sources:


National Library of Scotland – map service and introduction to mapping with your class

Scottish Mining Website

Scottish Centre for Victorian and Neo-Victorian Studies

Archaeology Scotland

Scottish Canals Trust

Historic Environment Scotland – CANMORE



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0131 663 7519



Please note NMMS accepts no responsibility for content hosted on other websites.


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