Youth Panel 

Applications are now open for the NMMS Youth Panel 2019!

Simply complete our Survey Monkey or the Youth Panel 2019 Application Form

What are we looking for?

  1. Someone who is interested in museums, heritage, culture, tourism or history.

  2. Someone who is keen to take part and make the most of every opportunity.

  3. Someone who can commit to meeting once a month for Youth Panel events and activities.

What will the Youth Panel do in 2019?

  1. Gain fantastic hands-on, CV boosting, experience and new skills

  2. Be part of fantastic projects taking place in the Museum

  3. Organise and run your own exhibition and event (have a look at what was done for 2018!)

  4. Be the voice of young people for NMMS


What experience do you need to join?

None! No experience necessary and we try to host all events, activities and meetings after work/school/further education to be as flexible as possible. All you need to do is complete our survey monkey or complete the application form below.



Highlights from 2018



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

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

In July 2018, the Youth Panel’s exhibition was officially opened by Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Coal Generation: Queens, Teens and Life Outside the Mines explored youth culture throughout Scotland’s mining communities from 1947 to 1985 through a display of rarely before seen photographs from the Collection.

We were thrilled that the Youth Panel won the Arts & Culture Award in the Midlothian Year of Young People 2018 Awards for their exhibition!

Youth Panel Trip

In April 2018, 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).













Retro Quiz Night

The Youth Panel organised and hosted their own Retro Quiz Night – it was a sell out! Gaining great experience in marketing as well as event planning!

Application Form : Youth Panel 2019 Application Form

Contact Us

For more information or to apply please get in touch:
Email: [email protected]
Call:  0131 663 7519

Year of Young People 2018

The Youth Panel was 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.

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