Dig deep into our Mine of Information! From hearing the first hand accounts of our ex-miner Tour Guides, exploring our Recognised Collection, to learning about Scotland’s energy journey, there is something for everyone at the National Mining Museum Scotland.

Our learning programme is available for all, from nurseries to community groups! Please visit the pages below for more information or contact our Education Team who will be happy to help.


New for 2023 – the Green Zone! Pupils can explore engineering, energy and climate change in the new Green Zone.

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National Mining Museum Scotland, Lady Victoria Colliery
Project with Gore Glen Primary, the award-winning Apprentice Guides
A Mine of Information

The National Mining Museum Scotland is based at the Lady Victoria Colliery in Newtongrange, which opened in 1895 and ceased production in 1981! Visitors can explore this Victorian super-pit and learn what life was like as a miner in Scotland. Our learning programme is available from nursery through to adult learning, with both in-person and digital activities available. Explore our learning pages to find out more.