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A renovated Victorian colliery. How coal was created, the developments of excavation and the lives of people involved in this once vital industry.
A VisitScotland five star visitor attraction, the National Mining Museum Scotland is the national coal mining museum for Scotland and cares for the Lady Victoria Colliery and the national coal mining collections. The collections at the museum comprise over 60,000 items, including objects, archive material, photographs and books.
The Museum’s object collection includes tools, safety equipment, lamps, models, clothing, trophies, geological specimens, banners and art. The BIG Stuff Tour allows visitors to see the Museum’s extensive collection of large mining objects, such as coal cutters, cages, and locomotives. The Museum has over 18,000 photographs in its archive, including underground scenes, surface images, aerial views of collieries, miners at work and play, gala days and village scenes. Nearly all of these photographs can be viewed on a touchscreen computer at the Museum.
Child FREE (up to 3 children with 1 full paying adult)
Other concessions are available. Please visit the website.
Opening hours (daily):
10am-5pm March to October (last tour 3.30pm)
10am–4pm November to February (last tour 2.30pm)
To ensure there has been no change to the opening times or details on this page, please check with the museum directly before visiting.