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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Cafe Open to the public

Our café is now open to the general public as well as to our pre-booked visitors, serving a selection of hot and cold drinks, paninis, toasties, sandwiches and freshly baked cakes.  Limited seating is available inside due to social distancing requirements, however, we have a designated picnic area onsite. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

We’re Open!

National Mining Museum Scotland has re-opened its doors to visitors today (Thursday 20th August).  The museum is adopting a phased approach to reopening, as the cultural sector in Scotland begins to remerge after five months of lockdown. In line with the Scottish Government guidelines, a range of measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of visitors, staff and museum. These include pre-booked timed entry, an online ticketing system, new digital tours, enhanced cleaning,...


You can book via our on-line ticketing site.  Simply choose the date and time you wish to visit and proceed to payment. You can either print your ticket or show us the ticket on your mobile phone. A copy of our Visitor Charter will be emailed to you with your booking confirmation.

Museum Reopening Survey!

We have designed a survey to help us understand what we need to do to provide you with a safe and enjoyable visit when we reopen! As soon as we can confirm our dates for reopening, we will share these with you on the website. Link to the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NN3PV93 Please take a moment to complete this survey. It will take around 4 minutes. Thank you for your support.  
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