National Mining Museum Scotland | Day Out With The Kids

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National Mining Museum Scotland

  • Newtongrange
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Museums and Art Galleries, Caves and Mines

Attraction Information

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 the guides, all of whom are ex-miners. Tours are available throughout the day.

Opening hours

April - October
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

November - March
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Closed 22nd December - 3rd January

Pricing

General Admission
Adults from £3.50
Kids from Free
Concessions from £3.00

Travel & Contact Information

Address

Lady Victoria Colliery, Newtongrange, Edinburgh and Lothian, EH22 4QN, Scotland

Phone number

0131 663 7519

Map

Website

Click here to visit National Mining Museum Scotland's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, National Mining Museum Scotland is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, National Mining Museum Scotland have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

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