Let our experienced staff take your group on an unforgettable cross-curricular learning journey. All our activities are interactive and hands-on, offering students the opportunity to observe, explore, and reflect.

We can tailor activities to suit your topic and the age/stage of pupils but if you can’t see what you are looking for please get in touch and speak to a member of the Education Team who will be happy to help. Workshops and activities are also available for Home Educator groups, youth groups and uniformed groups.

What does a general visit include?

A general visit to the Museum includes a Guided Tour with one of our ex-miner Tour Guides around the Lady Victoria Colliery, through our recreated underground experience and finishing with a demonstration of Europe’s largest Winding Engine. There are also two floors of permanent exhibitions to explore, these include social history as well as the development of mining itself.

See for yourself the positive impact a visit had on some of the Engineering Students from Edinburgh Napier University in their video below!