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National Mining Museum Scotland

Lady Victoria Colliery | Lady Victoria Colliery, Newtongrange EH22 4QN, Scotland
+44 131 663 7519
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Santa Visit

We visited the Santa's grotto over the weekend it was lovely. The museum had a 'find a cat' game... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sarah A
Xmas nights

Very professional and friendly greeting and very cheery and pleasant staff. The atmosphere was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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The National Mining Museum Scotland, a 5 Star visitor attraction and winner of the Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions "Best Visitor Experience" Award in 2009 and 2013. The museum provides a great day out for all ages! We're based at one of the finest surviving examples of a Victorian colliery in Europe, the Lady Victoria Colliery at Newtongrange, just nine miles south of Edinburgh. Visitors to the museum will marvel at the sheer size of the place, 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 them. What should you expect: - Knowledgeable and personable Guided Tours - Interactive exhibitions - Audio tour and self-guided options - Cafe with freshly baked goods
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  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Lady Victoria Colliery | Lady Victoria Colliery, Newtongrange EH22 4QN, Scotland
+44 131 663 7519
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited the Santa's grotto over the weekend it was lovely. The museum had a 'find a cat' game throughout the museum which kept the kids entertained until our time slot when Santa. We have been here a number of times before, my son had...More

Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very professional and friendly greeting and very cheery and pleasant staff. The atmosphere was lovely and very christmasy. Food was ok, on the down side , no mince pies, and NO CRACKERS..a Christmas dinner with no CRACKERS...amd finally, the price of the drinks were shocking...More

Thank weeman25
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited here today with my mother - we were last here when the museum was in its infancy in the 80s, unrecognisable from the superb place it is today. I’ve driven past hundreds of times in the intervening years but never visited until now. It’s...More

Thank midgemagnet
Reviewed 1 week ago

The mining musuem is really easy to get to from Edinburgh on the newly re-opened Borders railway and is about a 2 minute walk on an off road footpath. Go for a guided tour with one of the ex-miners and they will explain the coal-cutting...More

Thank grahamtaylor1231
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well I have visited the museum several times over the years and always enjoyed it with my children. But today I was by myself and just wanted a pleasant sit down and a pot of tea. The cafe is well laid out with friendly staff...More

1  Thank 783sophie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. Lots to see here with great information boards plastered everywhere. Good for the camera as loads of the old workings left as it was in days gone by. Nice helpful staff. Pithead good Exhibitions good. Nice cafe which was reasonably priced....More

Thank EdinburghChaz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum, named after the wife of the original owner, is well worth a visit. There is a path from Newtongrange Railway Station which leads directly to the museum. Parts of the complex do look a bit derelict but the museum itself has been well...More

Thank jeanniedDover_Kent
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The mining museum is interesting and adds a social impact perspective other museums may not. The real value add was the guided tour. It's all undercover so good for a rainy day as ours was. Our tour guide Jim had worked in the mine and...More

Thank Rudyard B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fascinating place and well worth the three hours I spent there. The highlight was the Pit Head Guided Tour with former miner, John. You can really get a feel for what it was lol to work here. The exhibitions are also very...More

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Warm welcome. Great and informative exhibits. The guided tour of the pit head is well worth doing. More than enough here to keep you interested for much of a day. Thoroughly recommend visiting if you're in the area.

Thank Martin D
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Scott M
March 14, 2015|
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Response from gillybean2871 | Property representative |
Thank you for your comments re children's entry to the museum. I think perhaps you have misread the website. It in fact states that "up to 3 children go free with each paying adult". This is actually 3 children under the... More