National Mining Museum Scotland

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Lady Victoria Colliery
EH22 4QN

  • Visitor Services for bookings, opening times, shop & coffee shop information.: [email protected]
  • Administration for general enquiries about archives and collections.: [email protected]
  • Phone: 0131 663 7519

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!

Further information

Opening Hours:

From March to October: Daily 1000-1700. From November to February: Daily 1000-1600 Closed: Christmas & New Year


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


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Upcoming events:

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.

Facilities and services


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Children's play area
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Library
  • Library with public access
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for coaches
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Picnic area
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Refreshments
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan

Facilities information:

Our library is open to the public by appointment only.


  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Audio guides specifically for blind and partially sighted people
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Foreign language audio guide available
  • General audio-guide available
  • General guide to collections available
  • Guided tours
  • Induction loops in exhibition spaces
  • Induction loops in lecture theatres
  • Information point provided
  • Licensed for weddings
  • Loan service
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Touch exhibits

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