Discover the history, life and legacy of mining at this award-winning visitor attraction.

Nine miles south of Edinburgh is the former Lady Victoria Colliery – one of the finest surviving Victorian collieries in Europe, and now the National Mining Museum of Scotland. Here, over 40 million tons of coal were produced, with more than 120 pit ponies employed for over three decades.

The mine ceased production in 1981, and has been transformed into a two-time ‘Best Visitor Experience’ winner (Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions): the National Mining Museum tells the story of coal from its creation over 360 million years ago, explores the mining life and offers guided tours of the pithead by former miners.

Visitors can even drive Scotland’s largest steam engine, which hauled men and coal up and down the pit shaft for 90 years, and is still operational. Discover a collection of over 60,000 artefacts, and hear anecdotes from ex-miners first hand.


National Mining Museum Scotland

National Mining Museum, Lady Victoria Colliery, Newtongrange, Midlothian, EH22 4QN



Opening times

We're open 7 days a week, 10am - 4pm.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to National Mining Museum Scotland.

Please be aware to make your visits as safe as possible we have introduced measures such as:

  • Timed ticketing
  • One way route
  • A digital tour accessed by QR coding on your own device
  • Takeaway service only in the cafe

Please ensure you have read our visitor charter before visiting which can be accessed on our website.

With a National Art Pass you get

50% off entry
Standard entry price

Price displayed is based on a standard venue entry price. Prices may vary according to ticket type and entry day/time.

Price correct at time of publication.

10% off in café
10% off in shop

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