Mon 17 Apr
Post by Victoria Robb

The Green Zone is Open!

On Friday 14th April, a whole new world of engineering and energy for young visitors was officially opened by Lucy Casot, CEO of Museums Galleries Scotland. The Green Zone is located on the ground floor, adjacent to our wonderful café, and visitors can….

  • Have fun in the Play Park with new weather and biodiversity activities for all ages to enjoy!
  • Investigate new energies and technologies like a scientist in the Energy Lab!
  • Explore engineering and climate change in the Interactive Hub through our series of challenges!

The Green Zone is open 7 days a week and is fully wheelchair and pushchair accessible. Best news, it’s included in your ticket price when visiting the Museum.

Lucy Casot highlighted at the opening event –

The Green Zone aims to create a tangible link from the story of coal to the story of Scotland’s move to renewable energy that is fun, interactive and memorable for all. It will provide access to education and learning on climate change to previously underrepresented groups, promoting a call to action amongst visitors and highlighting effective climate literacy communication.

It is immensely positive and heartening to know our visitors and local communities not only seek these types of opportunities for learning, but also look to their museums and galleries to provide them with access to this learning and bring it to life. Our museums and galleries in Scotland are committed to their roles in their communities to make demonstrable positive impacts and ensure they provide all people in Scotland access to opportunities to enjoy and take part in cultural activity.


In addition, within the Interactive Hub, is the new Activity Room. This is a fantastic community space available to hire for activities, exhibits, and even birthday parties. Get in touch to find out more!

National Mining Museum Scotland is very grateful to our partners and funders for helping make this project a reality.