- Museums and Art Galleries
- Caves and Mines
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
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.
- Restaurant Onsite
- Snacks Available
- Picnics Allowed
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Lady Victoria Colliery, Newtongrange, Edinburgh and Lothian, EH22 4QN, Scotland
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
April - October: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
November - March: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Closed 23rd December - 3rd January
Adults from £3.50
Kids from Free
Concessions from £3.00
Assistance/Guide Dogs only