Mining Institute

Mining Institute
Neville Hall, Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE1 1SE
England

Website

www.mininginstitute.org.uk

E-mail

librarian@mininginstitute.org.uk

Telephone

0191 233 2459

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The Mining Institute, a registered charity, is situated in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne and is housed in Neville Hall, a Grade II* listed building. Outstanding gothic library richly decorated. Superb Edwardian lecture theatre. Globally important collections concerning the history of mining, development of railways, geology and the future use of coal. Programme of public talks and events and special projects with local communities and outreach work. The Institute upholds its international reputation and status as a world centre of mining - long after coals have been carried from Newcastle.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Archive, Association or society, Transport heritage site, Science centre, Industrial heritage site, Library, Historic house or home, Archaeological site

Opening hours

Monday-Friday 10am - 5pm, other events during the evenings and weekends are advertised on our web-site.

Admission charges

Free admission.
Library fees apply to researchers, please see our website for details.

Getting there

Rail: Central Station, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Metro: Central Station.
The Mining Institute is located two minutes walk east from the main entrance to Central Station past the Royal Station Hotel and cross Orchard Street.
Taxi rank available in Orchard Street.
Many buses operate via Central Station.
Cycle parking facilities immediately at the entranceway to the building.
Cars. The Mining Institute is located on the edge of a main east west route past the Central Station on a one way system. There is on-street metered parking 100 metres east of the Institute. Nearest car park is Grainger Town multi-storey or Safestore. On street parking also on Forth Street south of the railway arches, one min walk away.

Additional info

Limited wheelchair access to ground floor lecture theatre only at present. Hearing loop. Large screen monitors for people with a visual impairment. For more accessibility information please ring or e-mail. We are working to improve access.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Explore Neville Hall

  • 17 May 2014 7-11pm

For the first time, you can explore all three floors of Neville Hall alongside the Mining Institute’s exquisite library and lecture theatre. Visit the outstanding oak lined boardroom of the North East Railway Company and offices of the Newcastle Stock Exchange; the third floor Arbitration Room where pay deals and compensation agreements were hammered out between mine owners and unions under a domed skylight that’s been hidden for generations and discover a private bomb shelter from 1938. Some musical and mechanical surprises may well be in store!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Getting there

Rail: Central Station, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Metro: Central Station.
The Mining Institute is located two minutes walk east from the main entrance to Central Station past the Royal Station Hotel and cross Orchard Street.
Taxi rank available in Orchard Street.
Many buses operate via Central Station.
Cycle parking facilities immediately at the entranceway to the building.
Cars. The Mining Institute is located on the edge of a main east west route past the Central Station on a one way system. There is on-street metered parking 100 metres east of the Institute. Nearest car park is Grainger Town multi-storey or Safestore. On street parking also on Forth Street south of the railway arches, one min walk away.

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