At National Mining Museum Scotland you see what life was like working in a cramped, dark and cold pit. Just be glad you weren’t born a couple of hundred years ago – in the 1800's children as young as five worked down the mines!
Coal mining used to be really important to Scotland’s economy – but it was not an easy job. During your visit you will get a sense of the tough conditions miners worked in. Fortunately, all of the tour guides at the museum are ex-miners and will have lots of stories to tell you about what it was like for them.
Here are just a few things you must do when you visit!
Can you find our 6 colliery cats on the website?Click on them when you find them and once you've found all 6 you can download your certificate!
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