Newtongrange Silver Band Christmas Concert

Join Newtongrange Silver Band in the Power House at National Mining Museum Scotland for a Christmas Concert, the first performance by the band since New Year's Day 2020!! The concert will commence at 7.30pm and will end around 9.30pm, with a short interval in the middle. Tea/Coffee and biscuits will be available and the museum's gift shop will be open before the concert, offering a 10% discount on all purchases on the night. TICKETS ARE FREE OF CHARGE.  PLEASE BOOK ONLINE TO...

Culture Minister opens new art and science exhibition at NMMS

A new art and science exhibition showcasing geoscience and the impact of climate change has been officially opened today by Jenny Gilruth MSP, Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development at National Mining Museum Scotland (NMMS) in Newtongrange.  The Carbon Conflict and Climate Change exhibition, which will run until Spring 2022, is a collaboration between the NMMS and the British Geological Survey (BGS). The exhibition will take viewers on a journey through a...


Due to an exhibition launch, the museum and cafe will close to the general public at 3pm on Thursday, 18th November 2022. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.  We will be open as normal on Friday 19th November.  


From 4th November 2021 to 18th February 2022 we are participating in the Visit Scotland Great Days Out Campaign, offering visitors up to 50% off tickets for our Guided Tours and Audio Tours.

To claim up to 50% off please use the promo code DAYSOUT at the online checkout.  Tickets are limited and should be booked online.   BOOK HERE



National Mining Museum Scotland is looking for an experienced Visitor Services Assistant to provide high quality customer service to our visitors. For full information and an application form please see our Job Vacancies page.

We’re re-opening on Thursday, 17th June 2021

National Mining Museum Scotland has been closed since November 2020 and with the go ahead from the Scottish Government that the cultural sector could re-open to the public, we are planning to reopen in mid-June 2021.   We will re-open to the public on Thursday 17 June 2021 with a phased approach starting with reduced hours over fewer days of the week.  We will monitor the situation as we open up, survey our visitors and respond accordingly. We have been planning and preparing to...

Heritage Emergency Fund

National Mining Museum Scotland is extremely grateful to have received financial support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund's Heritage Emergency Fund - a package of support for the heritage sector in a response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The grant allowed NMMS to open up following the first lockdown in a safe and secure way, offering an attractive and informed visitor experience that was new and easily accessible.  It enabled us to produce and erect new signage which...


The National Mining Museum Scotland Trust has made the very difficult decision to temporarily close to visitors due to the impact of the Tier 3 restrictions. The museum closed in March due to the UK wide lockdown and remained closed for 5 months. We reopened in August in compliance with the sector guidance and created a safe and welcoming experience for our visitors. Unfortunately, the pandemic continues to present challenges to the sector and the current restrictions are having an impact on...

Cafe Closed 23rd October

Due to unforeseen circumstances our café will be closed tomorrow, Friday 23rd October.  We'll be back open again on Saturday, 24th. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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