School Outreach Workshops

west lothian


NMMS outreach workshops bring the museum to your classroom. All our outreach workshops can be tailored to fit your requirements and can be stand alone or we can help support a longer term project. All outreach workshops
come with a resource pack complete with photographs and information relating to your local coal mines. Choose from any of the following thematic topics:

  • A Mine of Information
  • Children in the Mine
  • Your Local Mining Area
  • Special Talk from NMMS Staff [heritage/culture sector, mining industry, employability skills, etc]

Example Workshop: A Mine of Information

This fast paced workshop is a perfect introduction to everything there is to know about Scotland’s mining industry and mining in your local area. The workshop includes introductions to non-renewable energy, children’s lives in Victorian Scotland, the Victorian’s, inventions, Industrial Revolution, steam power, coal power, nationalisation and a history of your local area. The workshop is very interactive with a chance for pupil’s to re-enact key periods in history, dress up as Victorian’s and miners, and handle real objects from collieries across Scotland.

Additional activities for this workshop can include:App Guides 056
1. Map regression
2. Poster design
3. Make a classroom exhibition

Booking Information
Level: Tailored to suit all levels and ages
Cost: Costs apply please contact us for further information
Duration: 1 – 2 hours
Group size: Flexible


For more information or to book please contact the Education Team.

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