Wedding Fair! Sun 3 March

We’re opening our doors for a fabulous afternoon of all things weddings! Our Power House will be beautifully set up with an aisle and wedding tables to show you what your big day could look like if you choose to spend it with us. You’ll also have the chance to visit other spaces in the museum which could be used for photographs or drinks receptions. We’ll be joined by many of our favourite suppliers (see below) and caterers, (Opulent) and staff will be on hand to answer any...

Christmas and New Year Closure

We are closed between the Christmas and New Year period, Saturday 22 December to Wednesday 2 January 2019. We reopen on Thursday 3 January 2019 at 10am Christmas Wreath


Please note that the museum will be closing at 12.30pm on Monday 10th December.  The first and only tour of the day will be at 11am and last entry to the museum for self-guided tours will be 11.30am.

Armistice Concert

Local historian John Duncan joins Newtongrange Silver Band in this Armistice Concert, commemorating 100 years since the end of the Great War.  As well as up-beat music relating to the wars there will be a moment of solemn remembrance. Come and join the Band in what promises to be a memorable concert. Tickets available from the National Mining Museum, or on line...

Heritage Awareness Day 2018

Mining Solidarity in Europe: Past, Present and Future  “We have found that miners throughout the world, though they speak with different tongues and work under diverse conditions, have a common language based on their experiences underground and the hazards of their industry.” Peter Ness, Fife District Secretary, National Union of Mineworkers, 1955   European mineworkers have shared a historic solidarity; from France to Poland, Germany to Russia, pit workers have...

We’re Hiring!

Visitor Services Assistant (Weekend) Application Close: Thursday, 4 October 2018 Start Date: Saturday, 3 November 2018 at 9:30am We are looking for someone to provide a high quality customer services to ensure that NMMS visitors of all ages have an enjoyable experience that informs, educates and inspires. This post holder is expected to work weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and to provide holiday cover for other members of staff. A full job description can be found here: VSA JOB...

NMMS Youth Panel Wins Award

National Mining Museum’s Youth Panel have won an Arts & Culture award in recognition of their fabulous exhibition, “Coal Generation:  Queens, Teens and Life Outside the Mines”.   The award was presented to them at the inaugural Midlothian’s Young People Awards last week. Organised by Midlothian Council and the Lord-Lieutenant of Midlothian to mark the Year of Young People, the awards ceremony recognises and celebrates the achievements of young people in our...

Christmas Party Nights

We're delighted with the response to our Christmas Party Nights!  Our Saturday nights are already sold out and it's only August!   However, there's still time to book for our Friday nights and we have space for large groups so give us a call soon! Here are the details:- Doors and bar open from 7.30pm. Glass of fizz on arrival DJ and Dancing from 8pm - 1am Buffet (served at 9pm): Selection of Festive Sandwiches Brie & Cranberry Puffs Pork & Haggis Sausage Rolls with...

Year of Young People 2018

National Mining Museum Scotland are delighted to be part of the Year of Young People 2018. 2018 is Scotland's designated Year of Young People and the Year aims to draw generations together as well as provide a platform to celebrate Scotland's youth. As such, NMMS are hosting a variety of exciting and unique events and opening a brand new exhibition, curated by the NMMS Youth Panel. Learn more about YOYP events and activities taking place here. Or visit the YOYP website...
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