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National Mining Museum Scotland

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Fascinating visit, fantastic guide !

The museum have done a great job in recreating the pithead, underground roadway and coalface in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
633tonygh
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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Mining Museum

Visited to rekindle memories of working in the mining industry. Fantastic museum, very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David D
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The National Mining Museum Scotland, a 5 Star visitor attraction and twice winner of the Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions "Best Visitor Experience" Award. We're based at one of the finest surviving examples of a Victorian colliery in...more
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| Lady Victoria Colliery, Newtongrange EH22 4QN, Scotland
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+44 131 663 7519
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum have done a great job in recreating the pithead, underground roadway and coalface in the Lady Victoria Colliery, a genuine Victorian survivor. The guided tour brings this all to life in a way that couldn’t be done just by reading signs or museum...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited to rekindle memories of working in the mining industry. Fantastic museum, very knowledgeable staff and plenty to see and do.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the museum for high tea. Hugely disappointed. The scones were dry and hard to the point where they were difficult to cut. The cakes were disgusting. The cream cake and the carrot cake were contaminated on the underside with chocolate. Turns out the...More

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QuonyaH, Manager at National Mining Museum Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Aldo21T. Thank you for your feedback. It is unfortunate to hear that you did not enjoy your afternoon tea. I have spoken to the catering team regarding the issues in your review so we can work to continuously improve on our service. We do...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Girlfriend and I visited the NMMS yesterday on a whim. On arrival you can choose between audio guide or tour guide with experience working in mining - no brainer! Tours were on the hour so we had a while to look around the exhibitions. Well...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Happening upon the brown road sign to National Mining Museum of Scotland, we didn't really know what to expect; what we certainly weren't expecting was one of the best days out in a long time! Our tour guide John Kane was beyond excellent, he was...More

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QuonyaH, Manager at National Mining Museum Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We're pleased to hear that you had a fantastic day out and we'll pass on your praise to John.

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

I don’t care what age you are mining museum visits should be made compulsory. We had an amazing guided tour with John on Thursday afternoon. You can go via an audio tour but I strongly recommend the guided ones as it gives you so much...More

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QuonyaH, Manager at National Mining Museum Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the kind review. We'll be sure to pass on your praise to John.

Reviewed 2 September 2018

Comprehensive tour of what remains of the Lady Victoria colliery. Tour guide Dave was a mine (!) of information and made the place come alive for us. He was particularly good with the children for whom coal mining is history. The exhibitions are first rate....More

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Quonya H, Manager at National Mining Museum Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the staff.

Reviewed 19 August 2018

This is an excellent museum. Interesting mix of social, political and technical information. The tour was brilliant led by an ex-miner who brought the history to life with personal stories. The displays areas were informative but not overwhelming. Not very interactive for young children but...More

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Quonya H, Manager at National Mining Museum Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the diplays, tours and cafe with various vegan options. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 18 August 2018

I went to visit the museum to find it had change a lot since the last time I was their in late 1990s. The tour was excellent with an ex miner he made the tour informative and enjoyable. The museum exhibition was great they loads...More

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Quonya H, Manager at National Mining Museum Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thank you for your review. It's nice to hear that you have visited us before and enjoyed your return visit. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the visit to the exhibitions, guided tour and cafe. Hopefully we'll see you again soon.

Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend this attraction. Sinclair our ex-miner guide was absolutely superb, he brought the tour alive with some entertaining tales and some great points to reflect on about mining. Sinclair was brilliant with the children too; our 8 and 10 year olds loved it. Exhibitions...More

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Quonya H, Manager at National Mining Museum Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you thought the museum was brilliant. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the tour guide Sinclair as well.

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RClaireN
13 June 2018|
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Response from QuonyaH | Property representative |
Hi. The tour does not go underground as the mine shaft was closed a while before the site became a museum. However there is a recreated Coal Road and Coal Face that give the appearance and feel of being underground.
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Scott M
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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
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