National Mining Museum Scotland

National Mining Museum Scotland
Lady Victoria Colliery, Newtongrange, Midlothian, EH22 4QN
  • Telephone 0131 663 7519
  • Opening times Until Tue 27 Mar daily 10am–4pm; Wed 28 Mar–Oct tbc daily 10am–5pm.
  • Admission £8.50 (£6.50; children free).
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Just nine miles outside Edinburgh stands the Scottish Mining Museum at Newtongrange. The museum includes massive machinery exhibits, a hands-on operations centre as well as interactive displays, reconstructions, sound and visuals to describe the history and technology of coal and the story of the mining communities. Set in a restored colliery, the history of Scotland's black diamonds is told from before Jurassic times through to the present day. Learn more about the peaks and troughs of the industry that was once the backbone of Britain as you experience the different elements of this dangerous yet lucrative environment.

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Mining the Past, Facing the Future

A great day out for all the family will be guaranteed in 2018 at the National Mining Museum! This event will run on various dates throughout 2018.

Tue 1 May

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 0131 663 7519

Youth Talent Showcase 2018

Showcase featuring acts such as Little Voices Big Stars, Sam Carlin, LDD Dance and more, as part of Scotland’s official national events programme to celebrate Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018.

Sat 14 Apr

£3.50–£30 / 03301131520

Youth Talent Showcase 2018

Forget the X-Factor We Bring you the Youth Factor! On Saturday 14th of April 2018 The Youth Radio Network is proud to bring you some of the best local talent in Scotland, singers, musicians and lots more! We are bringing you an evening like no other live music and entertainment for the whole family! Aside from the music…

Sat 14 Apr

£44.99 / 0131 663 7519

Reviews & features

Top ten things to do for Easter 2012

29 Mar 2012

Family activities throughout the Easter holidays, featuring Galoshins, The Gruffalo and more

Travel in time Galoshins The Scottish Mask and Puppet Theatre resurrects the ancient Scots drama of Galoshins for Easter, complete with wise magicians, beautiful princesses and courageous knights. Performed with the aid of live folk musicians, singers…

Scottish Mining Museum

27 Nov 2006

Life at the coal face

There’s a yellow canary called Bev that lives in a well-appointed cage at the Scottish Mining Museum. He’s been there five years, and is named in honour of Ernest Bevin, Minister for Labour during World War II. Bevin’s the one who decided that 10% of…

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