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: Please take a moment to complete this survey. It will take around 4 minutes. Thank you for your support.  

Learning at Home – New Page on Our Website

While the Museum is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 pandemic, we are still here to help your children/young people's learning journey at home! We've created fun fact sheets and hands-on activities which you can complete using the resources you have at home. Our three resource packs are based on popular topics and great news - complete any topic and you can earn your own Mine of Information Certificate from us! In addition, complete a resource and leave us your feedback for a chance to...

Museum Closure

In response to the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and following the guidance from the Government we have made the decision to close the museum to the public until further notice. We will continue to care, monitor and safeguard our collections through this period and communicate with the public through our social media channels and website. Many thanks for your understanding and continued support. Further information on the Coronavirus can be found on the Scottish Government...

Museum Closed 13-23rd March

National Mining Museum Scotland is to close from today (Fri 13th March) to Mon 23rd March at 10am. Although no member of staff has contracted Covid-19 it has become clear to the Museum that one of our visitors has had contact with a person who is suspected to have contracted Covid-19. Although no member of staff at the Museum is suffering from any symptoms which would indicate that they are suffering from Covid-19, the Museum have considered it prudent to close for a short time to allow the...

Coronavirus Statement

The National Mining Museum Scotland is following the guidance set out by the Scottish Government regarding the spread and effect of the coronavirus and as is monitoring the situation closely.  If there is a change in circumstances that could have an impact on our visitors or stakeholders we will keep you informed as soon as possible. -Ms Cross, Chief Executive Scottish Government advice and updates can be found on their website...

Museum Closure

Please note that due to emergency maintenance the Museum and cafe will be closed from Thursday 27th February until Monday, 2nd March.  We will re-open on Tuesday, 3rd March.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any queries please get in touch via our contact us page.
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