The National Mining Museum Scotland has an extensive collection with many items being kindly donated over time.

If you have an item that you are considering donating to the Museum, please check these frequently asked questions below. If you have a question that is not answered here, please get in touch.

Please note that we are unable to accept donations that have not been discussed with the Curatorial Team beforehand. Please contact us using the form below to discuss your donation before you visit the Museum.

Donation FAQs

  • What type of items can I donate?
  • How do I donate an item?
  • Will the item be displayed?
  • What will happen to the item?
  • Why can’t you accept the item as a donation?
  • What will happen if you can’t accept the item?
  • Can I loan an item to the Museum?

We would be interested to hear about any potential new donations to our collections, so if you have any material relating to coal mining in Scotland that you would like to give to the Museum, please fill in our online Donations Form.


Donation Enquiry