Celebrate | Participate | Engage

In 2018, Scotland will celebrate the Year of Young People, with 12 months packed full of events, activities and ideas which will give young people the opportunity to shine, showcase their talents and contributions, and create new ways to stand out. The year will provide more ways for both visitors and locals to explore all that Scotland has to offer whilst making memories that will last a lifetime.


Stay connected with Year of Young People 2018 events across Scotland #YOYP2018

At the Mining Museum

2018 is the chance for generations to work together, create new opportunities and celebrate the talents of Scotland’s young people. Throughout 2018, NMMS will host events, activities and even a new exhibition for young people, by young people.


We have an action packed calendar of events from Pub Quizzes, Brass Band Competitions, Youth Talent Show to our Youth Panel Event. Stay up to date with all our events via our Facebook Page  or our Events Page.

1st Annual Youth Brass Band Competition

Taking place on Saturday 30th June – join us for an unforgettable event! Full event details can be found here  . Want to know more or enter your youth/junior brass band? Contact us for an information pack and application. Entries close on 9th April 2018.

Apprentice Guides

School groups from across Midlothian will have the chance to hear a brand new tour from our Apprentice Guides, from Gore Glen Primary School. The tour will take visitors through a journey back in time. Launching in January 2018 – find out more here.


Can an image tell a thousand words? Wait ’til you see what our young people can do! As well as the Museum’s permanent two floors of exhibitions the NMMS Youth Panel are working on a brand new exhibition which will launch in July 2018. The exhibition will host many rarely before seen images from our collection.

Youth Panel

NMMS are dedicated to providing opportunities for young people to have a voice, be heard, learn new skills and be involved in the Museum. Our Youth Panel members will do just that. From running their own events, having a say in the way NMMS engage other young people to putting on their own exhibition, 2018 will be a youth-led year for the Museum. See their page on the website for what they have been up to!

Stay Connected

Spread the word #YOYP2018 

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