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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If you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on 13 & 14 October, you can make a difference! Simply shop using this link http://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/SC003227 or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app, and AmazonSmile will donate to National Mining Museum Scotland Trust...

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.  

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...
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