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Midlothian - The Scottish Mining Museum

Lady Victoria Colliery
Newtongrange Scotland UK
Tel: 0131 663 7519
Fax: 0131 654 1618
web : Midlothian - The Scottish Mining Museum

  • Fully wheelchair accessible
  • 2 Wheelchairs available on request
  • Accessible disabled toilets on every floor
  • Guide dogs welcomed
  • Disabled Parking
  • The Scottish Mining Museum, since its establishment in 1984, has provided a great day out for all the family. Open all year, it is a nationally registered independent museum which was founded to preserve and present Scotland's mining heritage.

    AWARDS: 5 Star excellence grading award by VisitScotland

    100% grading in IIP

    1 Medallion for Coffee Shop by VisitScotland


    Collect your miners' tokens at reception before starting on your journey of discovery.

    On the first floor you will learn how coal was formed in the Jurassic times and how it was mined through the ages to the modern day open cast pits.

    Then onto the second floor to the 'Race Apart' exhibition where you will find out how the miners and their families lived, worked and played.

    After a short film you will hand in your tokens and be taken on the 'Magic Helmet' tour of the pithead, simulated coal road, coal face and see the biggest working winding engine in Scotland. All our guides are ex-miners and all have their own story to tell of how working underground affected them and their families.

    You can also visit our Operations Centre and build a bridge, create electricity, displace water and learn lots more about friction, levers,
    gauges etc.

    We have a licensed coffee shop, gift shop, picnic area and play area with all the old fashioned games from a by gone era.

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    How To Find Us
    The Scottish Mining Museum is at Newtongrange, just nine miles south of Edinburgh on the A7.

    By Car
    From the eastern end of the Edinburgh city by-pass (at Sheriffhall Roundabout), follow the signs for Newtongrange and the museum for approximately three miles.
    From the south, follow the A7 north from Galashiels.

    There is plenty of free parking for cars and coaches.

    By Bus
    Lothian Buses: 29 & 3A;
    First Buses: 86 & 95
    (please check the telephone number for Lothian Bus information is 0131 555 6363)

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