National Mining Museum Scotland, Newtongrange

The National Mining Museum Scotland was created in 1984, to preserve the physical surface remains of Lady Victoria Colliery at Newtongrange, Midlothian, Scotland. The colliery, sunk by the Lothian Coal Company in 1890, came into production in 1894. It was nationalised in 1947 with the formation of the National Coal Board, and had closed in 1981.
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  • James took us on a tour of the pit head and the simulated coal face. Being an ex-miner he knew the dangers of working underground and the safety measures and equipment developed over the years to...  more »
  • This was a great day out, my teenagers loved it - friendly staff, well thought out tour, great exhibition & that oreo cake helped too!! If I had to do it again (and I probably am going to), I think....  more »
  • What a fantastic family day out! Great value for money. Set aside several hours for the full tour. The staff are friendly and fully invested in the experience. The exhibition and experience are an immersion into the mining life. The cafe is great. It has an excellent variety of vegetarian and vegan foods. Try the High Tea!
  • Had a great afternoon out at this museum. Found it really interesting as both my grandfather's were miners. We did the guided tour. The guide was an ex-miner and was well informed. They have a lovely cafe where we had some lunch which was tasty and reasonably priced. They have 2 floors of museum to walk round and a nice wee shop as well. Plenty of parking too.

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