Tourism businesses in Midlothian and the Scottish Borders are embarking on a new marketing campaign designed to revolutionise the area's visitor economy. Launching today  (Wednesday 15th January) at National Mining Museum Scotland in Newtongrange , Scotland Starts Here, a travel inspiration website (www.scotlandstartshere.com) has been created to raise the area's profile as a year-round tourism destination as well as encouraging more visitors to the Midlothian and the Scottish...

Working Lives in the Coal Mines

"Working Lives in the Coal Mines:  Mining History and Heritage" is a new 4 week course available online now. On this course, you’ll explore the history and heritage of British mining labour. You’ll discover the evolution of the role of coal-miners in the 19th century, the hardships they endured, and learn how mining has affected British industrial heritage today. Through online resources and museum archives, you’ll gain historical, literary and genealogical research skills,...


The National Mining Museum Trust has recently made some operational changes to its catering facilities at the museum. This may result in some short-term disruption but is intended to allow us to improve our catering offer in the longer term to the benefit of visitors and staff. The cafe will be closed for this operational transition from Tuesday 8th October for approximately 4 weeks. A confirmed re-opening date will follow. Whilst the cafe is closed we invite visitors to the museum...

WANTED!! Secretary and Committee Members

The "Friends" is an independent organisation of people who wish to support the museum and encourage its development.   A vacancy has arisen for a Secretary to help with the work of the Friends Committee. Full information about the Friends can be found here. If you are interested in finding our more, please email Gillian Rankin ([email protected]) or call 0131 663 7519.

New 2019 Summer Children’s Workshop & Tour!

JUNIOR MINER EXPERIENCE 5 Jul – 16 Aug, Fridays 1000-1200 & 1400-1600 £6.00 Children (8-12 years) Sign up for your first shift as a Junior Miner at the Lady Vic! Do you think you have what it takes? Kids will dress up in full miner’s uniform for the day. It includes a boiler suit, hardhat, torch, satchel and piece tin (for their snack break). They’ll be led by the Pit Boss to complete fun and interactive tasks to get them ready to begin their training. They will learn all...
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