School trips in Scotland: the Scottish Mining Museum for a pound

By Rachel Hayward | 07 July 2010
Photo showing three young primary school children with red hard hats and headphones at a mine

Courtesy Scottish Mining Museum

UK Museums are supporting schools by keeping school trip costs down, including the Scottish Mining Museum who have just announced their post-summer education prices and it'll only cost £1 for Scottish school pupils to visit the Scottish Mining Museum.

Rowan Brown, Director of the Scottish Mining Museum, said: "School outings can often be costly and we hope by introducing these reduced fares, young people from across the country will have the opportunity to learn about coal mining and its context. All our guided tours are led by former mine workers, with real life stories to tell, who can give pupils an insight into what their lives were like working in mines throughout Scotland."

The Scottish Mining Museum for schools
Pupils can enjoy a cross-curricular visit to the Museum as Rowan Brown emphasised: "Coal mining has played a significant part of Scotland's history and the story of coal is vividly brought to life at the museum. This multi-disciplinary aspect of our nation's heritage can provide the impetus for school projects in numerous subject areas including Art, Science, creative writing, Drama, Geography and politics."

Download Scottish Mining Museum resources
Find out more and download resources from Education at the Museum on the Scottish Mining Museum website.

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