National Mining Museum Scotland

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National Mining Museum Scotland 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!

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Opening hours

From March to October:
Daily 1000-1700.
From November to February:
Daily 1000-1600

Closed: Christmas & New Year

Admission charges

Adults: £8.50
Concession: £6.50
Children: up to 3 children go free with each paying adult.
Group rates available


  • Museums Association

Additional info

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.

Collection details

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.

National Mining Museum Scotland
Lady Victoria Colliery
EH22 4QN



Visitor Services for bookings, opening times, shop & coffee shop information.

Administration for general enquiries about archives and collections.


0131 663 7519


0131 654 1618

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