Scottish Mining Museum
Lady Victoria Colliery
Visitor Services for bookings, opening times, shop & coffee shop information.
Administration for general enquiries about archives and collections.
0131 663 7519
0131 654 1618
The Scottish Mining Museum is housed within the Lady Victoria Colliery, one of Europe's finest examples of Victorian architecture and the last remaining colliery in Scotland. The visitor centre contains films, exhibitions, interactives, recreated underground and coalface, Scotland's largest winding engine and recently launched Big Stuff tours which all contribute to bringing the history of Scotland's coal mining industry to the forefront of people's minds. A five star attraction, a venue for weddings and functions for up to 120 people and a great way to spend half a day!
From March to October:
From November to February:
Closed: Christmas & New Year
Group rates available
- Museums Association
Our library is open to the public by appointment only.
The National Collection for Scottish Coal Mining. This industrial collection includes objects small and large (enormous!), from pit tokens, safety lamps and ranges of tools to mechanical coal cutters and an Anderson Strathclyde Roadheader! The Winding Engine House houses Scotland's largest winding engine.
Archives, Industry, Science and Technology, Social History
Key artists and exhibits
- Scotland's largest winding engine is now driven by electricity. Visitors have a chance to see it in action and drive it themselves.