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 or click the logo below to visit the YOYP website.

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.


Stay up to date with all our events via our Facebook Page  or our Events Page.

1st Annual Youth Brass Band Competition

Saturday 30th June 2018 saw youth brass bands from Newtongrange, Bathgate, Whitburn and Loanhead showcasing Scotland’s fantastic youth talent during the Museum’s inaugural Youth Brass Band Competition. Attended by hundreds it was an unforgettable event! The judges chose Loanhead Brass Roots as the winner of the Competition.


Museum Late: Billy Elliot

On Saturday 30th June we showed we love to boogie during our Billy Elliot themed Museum Late!


Coal Generation: Queens, Teens & Life Outside the Mines

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 have created an exciting new exhibition exploring youth culture in mining communities from 1947 to the 1980s. FREE entry and open from 4th July to mid-October.

The exhibition was formally opened on 3rd July by Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.











Young People at NMMS

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.


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 

With thanks to our supporters.


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