Youth Panel 

As part of the Year of Young People 2018, NMMS set up its first Youth Panel in January 2018.

[Youth Panel logo designed by Youth Panel member, Catherine]

 What will the Youth Panel do in 2018?

  1. Organise and run their own event

  2. Create the Museum’s first exhibition for young people by young people

  3. Have a say and help run activities and events in the Museum throughout 2018

  4. Be part of exciting new projects with a variety of organisations across Scotland

  5. Learn new skills in our free training programme including – marketing, event planning, curating, photography training and CV and application writing workshops

  6. Be the voice of young people for NMMS

Exhibition: Coal Generation: Queens, Teens & Life Outside the Mines

From July to October 2018, pop along to NMMS to see the Youth Panel’s fantastic new exhibition! The exhibition explores youth culture throughout Scotland’s mining communities from 1947 to 1985 through a display of rarely before seen photographs from the Collection.

The exhibition is free to visit and suitable for all ages.


Portrait of Miss Polkemmet, c.1960s

Youth Panel Trip

In April members of the Youth Panel visited the Scottish Railway Museum to assist with the conservation of the Lady Victoria Locomotive (which will be returning to the National Mining Museum Scotland in the near future thanks to funding from Museum Galleries Scotland).

Year of Young People 2018

The Youth Panel is supported by the Year of Young People 2018 event fund, managed by EventScotland, part of VisitScotland’s Event Directorate. Scotland’s first ever Year of Young People is happening in 2018. It aims to inspire all ages through its young people (8-26) by celebrating their achievements, valuing their contributions to communities and creating new opportunities for them to shine on a local and global stage. The Year of Young People 2018 will offer even more opportunities for both locals and visitors to enjoy a trip to, and around Scotland, from adrenaline filled adventure breaks and breath-taking road trips, to a range of exciting events and festivals, Scotland offers endless things to see and do during the celebratory year.

Contact Us
For more information or to apply please get in touch:
Email: education@nationalminingmuseum.com
Call:  0131 663 7519
#YOYP2018
X