National Mining Museum Scotland cares for the Lady Victoria Colliery and the national coal mining collections. The Museum’s object collection includes tools, safety equipment, lamps, models, clothing, trophies, geological specimens, banners, books, art and an extensive collection of large mining objects.
National Mining Museum Scotland
Play & Learn
Learning through play is a key feature of our museums. We invite you to explore our play and learn activites online - and hopefully in person!
Crafting the Mine
Explore the Lady Victoria Colliey in Minecraft and mine for coal at the coalface!
Essential Engineering I Spy
Find the Colliery Cats
Find all 6 colliery cats around the museum and win a prize!
Mining Mechanics Interactives
The interactive zone for older kids is a hands-on introduction to the science of coal mining. There is also an art-cart and building blocks.
Victorian Dress Up
Experience Victorian Wash Day and try on Victorian costumes in our A Race Apart exhibition.