Scottish Mining MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- 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 Museums
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.
- One should have a resistance to heights and should take all necessary precautions.
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18.89% 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
Its really nice here. The cafe is good with good service. Its a lovely venue for a party! And the tours here are brilliant. Really informative!! But if you have done the tour then it's still worth going in for a coffee with friends. I do miss the soft play area though. Its a shame it's gone
Although we haven't been on the tour around the museum as yet we have been in the Cafe Coal and the shop. Lovely cafe, great staff both in the cafe and shop/front reception. Helpful and friendly
Very interesting place to visit with lots to see and tours given during the day. The café attached serves great coffee and tea and other beverages and a good range of hot food , if that's all you need they still welcome you. They also do a special afternoon tea which you can book and other functions. It's child friendly and the gift shop has a good range of gifts for all....enjoy. we did..
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.
The museum is very interesting and informative, but it was our tour guide (Sinclair) who made it exceptionally good. He has great knowledge and passion and pitched the information he gave perfectly so it was appreciated by both the adults and children on the tour. The museum has ample free parking and is only a 3-4 minute walk from Newtongrangge railway station.