Marvel at the sheer size of the National Mining Museum, be astounded by the engineering brilliance behind all the machinery and retrace the footsteps and struggles of the thousands of miners and their families before you.
National Mining Museum Scotland is a 5 star visitor attraction set in the wonderfully restored Lady Victoria Colliery in Newtongrange, just 8 miles south of Edinburgh. It tells the story of coal for Scotland through exhibitions and guided tours of the pithead and recreated underground. See hear and feel what life was like for the miners and their families with real insights from ex-miner tour guides.
National Mining Museum Scotland is on the A7, 8 miles south of Edinburgh and is well signposted from Sheriffhall Roundabout and from the Borders travelling north.
We have a large car park offering FREE parking, disabled parking, coach parking and drop off zone.
There are regular bus services from the Borders and from Edinburgh, stopping right at our door. Travel from Edinburgh or the Borders by trin on the Borders Railway, alight at Newtongrange and follow the path to National Mining Museum Scotland.
Visit us on the Borders Railway from Tweedbank or Edinburgh Waverley. Alight at Newtongrange and follow the pathway signposted National Mining Museum Scotland.