National Mining Museum Scotland, Newtongrange

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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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  • We visited the museum yesterday for the first time. It was great. Due to Covid we weren't able to have a tour with a guide so we wandered around on our own. There is a lot of information which...  more »
  • This place is great ! Very Covid secure in terms of one way systems and hand sanitiser etc. A fascinating museum, really well laid out and organised. They aren’t running tours currently due to...  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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