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National Mining Museum Scotland

National Mining Museum ScotlandLady Victoria Colliery
EH22 4QN
Telephone: 0131 663 7519


National Mining Museum Scotland
Welcome to the National Mining Museum Scotland, a 5 Star visitor attraction which provides a great day out for all ages! They're based at one of the finest surviving examples of a Victorian colliery in Europe, the Lady Victoria Colliery at Newtongrange, just nine miles south of Edinburgh.

Visitors to the museum will marvel at the sheer size of the place, be astounded by the engineering brilliance behind all the machinery and retrace the footsteps and struggles of the thousands of miners and their families before them.
Your experience begins with coal’s creation in the Carboniferous period 360 million years ago and follows human efforts to extract it from the earth from the 13th century through to modern times.
Their fantastic new addition is the Mini Miners Soft Play and Mining Mechanics Interactive Zone! The soft play is suitable for tiny babies up to kids around 8 years old .
Plus take a guided tour of the pithead and experience the atmosphere and noise of a working pit with the personal insights and anecdotes of our guides, all of whom are ex-miners. Tours are available throughout the day.

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It may be worth checking out National Mining Museum Scotland's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.

We do strongly suggest you contact National Mining Museum Scotland before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Details:

10.00am – 5.00pm
Last entry to the Pithead 3.30pm

Mini Miners Soft Play
10.00am and closes at 4.45pm
Last entry is 3.45pm

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:

Adult £8.50
Concession £6.50

Children go free (up to 3 children with 1 full paying adult)


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National Mining Museum ScotlandLady Victoria Colliery
EH22 4QN
Telephone: 0131 663 7519