Mining Institute

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Neville Hall, Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear

The Mining Institute, a registered charity, is situated in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne and is housed in Neville Hall, a Grade II* listed building. Outstanding gothic library richly decorated. Superb Edwardian lecture theatre. Globally important collections concerning the history of mining, development of railways, geology and the future use of coal. Programme of public talks and events and special projects with local communities and outreach work. The Institute upholds its international reputation and status as a world centre of mining - long after coals have been carried from Newcastle.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Monday-Friday 10am - 5pm, other events during the evenings and weekends are advertised on our web-site.


Free admission. Library fees apply to researchers, please see our website for details.

Travel directions:

Rail: Central Station, Newcastle upon Tyne. Metro: Central Station. The Mining Institute is located two minutes walk east from the main entrance to Central Station past the Royal Station Hotel and cross Orchard Street. Taxi rank available in Orchard Street. Many buses operate via Central Station. Cycle parking facilities immediately at the entranceway to the building. Cars. The Mining Institute is located on the edge of a main east west route past the Central Station on a one way system. There is on-street metered parking 100 metres east of the Institute. Nearest car park is Grainger Town multi-storey or Safestore. On street parking also on Forth Street south of the railway arches, one min walk away.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Meeting room available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Conference facilities available
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Toilets
  • Wi-fi available
  • Refreshments
  • Members/Friends facilities offered
  • Licensed bar
  • Lecture theatre
  • Bicycle park
  • Auditorium
  • Study facilities
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Library with public access
  • Library
  • Education facilities available

Facilities information:

Limited wheelchair access to ground floor lecture theatre only at present. Hearing loop. Large screen monitors for people with a visual impairment. For more accessibility information please ring or e-mail. We are working to improve access.


  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Public access to stores available
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • General guide to collections available
  • Equipment hire available
  • Licensing programme
  • Large print information and/or interpretation
  • Induction loops in lecture theatres
  • Volunteering scheme offered
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Membership and/or Friends scheme offered
  • Information point provided
  • Guided tours
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Community outreach programme/service
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Academic publications and resources available

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