Scottish Mining MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Lady Victoria Colliery, Newtongrange, Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 4QN, United Kingdom, Edinburgh
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +44-1316637519
- Ticket Price: 8 GBP
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Library, Mine, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum
Scottish Mining Museum - Review
Coal mining has an important part in the Scottish history, making the Scottish Mining Museum an important architecture of the country. Inaugurated in 1895, the museum, also known as the Lady Victoria Colliery, produces the best coals among the European countries. The buildings of the museum are genuine marvel to watch.
The museum has its own library where the history of mining the coal is represented elaborately. The museum also holds many exhibitions with various objects found during the coal mining under the earth. It also has a medical house as accidents tend to happen in mines. A well developed canteen with variety of foods satisfies the taste if the employees. The Scottish government helps the museum to operate freely with financial aids.
One can drive Scotland's largest winding engine, go on the Magic Helmet tour with our real life miners and relax in the fully licensed coffee shops present in the Museum. High quality machines are use for mining the coal. The miners are efficient and experienced with coal mining. Though it is away from the main city, the museum is well connected with bus and railway routes. It is the last Victorian Colliery found in the entire Europe.
Scottish Mining Museum Information
- One should have a resistance to heights and should take all necessary precautions.
Scottish Mining Museum Hours
- Closed on occasion.
How To reach Scottish Mining Museum by Public Transport
- Lady Victoria Colliery
Restaurants Near Scottish Mining Museum
- Dalhousie Castle Hotel
- Beijing Banquet
- Frankie & Benny's
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Things to Know Before Visiting Scottish Mining Museum
18.87% of people who visit Edinburgh include Scottish Mining Museum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
66.96% of people start their Scottish Mining Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Scottish Mining Museum
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Scottish Mining Museum
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Scottish Mining Museum, Edinburgh Reviews
Visited here for a wedding and could not recommend it more! The place is actually a stunning place for a wedding with some great places for modern photography! The size of the room for reception/night party was excellent. The staff catered for us very well and prices were reasonable for drinks. If you are having a wedding and looking for a bit of an indie/modern style venue, this is certainly the place to try.
Fantastic museum to visit and I would definitely recommend the tours. They last about an hour and a half and there is a fair bit of walking involved but it's mostly on solid ground with a few staircases. They are run by ex miners and boy do they know their stuff! John Kane led our tour and it was the highlight of the day - he was a remarkable storyteller and I learnt a lot about the history of mining and it's place in our Industrial Heritage. Don't worry about going down the mine itself as it isn't really that scary and there is no stooping or crawling involved unlike some of the tours I've been on! I would say it is suitable for all ages. We also went for lunch in the cafe which was very reasonably priced and had a good selection of lunchtime snacks and meals. There is plenty of parking nearby and it's all free. If you like learning about Industrial Heritage then I would definitely recommend this museum. Perhaps not so entertaining for tots - more suitable for older children. We managed to get a Groupon coupon for entry so got it half price but I still believe it's excellent value for money even if you need to pay a little bit more.
Visited as part of a group of students and staff from the University of Edinburgh. The guided tour by our guide, and former miner at the mine, John was incredibly interesting and informative. The exhibitions available are very detailed, and give a realistic account of the rise and fall of coal mining in Scotland. Would definitely recommend a visit if you are interested in mining.
My little boy loved it and keeps asking when we are going back, our guide was really interesting. Cafe could offer a bit more options, the way think it been busy the morning we were there so maybe that's why it was lacking. Recommend!
What a great time spent here showing my younger son how myself and his grandfather worked during our time in Seafield Pit our guide John was fantastic a real asset to the museum and on behalf of my wife and myself wish to pass on our best wishes to him many thanks will definitely be returning