National Mining Museum Scotland – Pit Head Guided Tour
A visit to the award-winning National Mining Museum Scotland is an absolute must. Just 5 minutes from the Edinburgh City Bypass and a 5 minute walk from Newtongrange train station, the museum is housed in the wonderfully restored Lady Victoria Colliery.
Visitors can retrace the footsteps of thousands of miners and their families who relied on the colliery to make a living. Take a tour of the pithead, recreated underground roadway and coalface, with an ex-miner as your guide – you’ll experience the atmosphere and noise of a working pit – an experience which instantly makes you glad you’re not a miner! All of the tour guides are ex-miners and have a wealth of knowledge and stories from their time in the mines.
Open 7 days a week
Easter – October – 10am – 5pm
November – Easter – 10am – 4pm
Tours run throughout the day
The museum is wheelchair accessible, with the exception of the Winding Engine Room. Parking is FREE.
The museum is situated on the A7 at Newtongrange. You can’t miss us – you’ll see the huge overhead concrete gantry which used to take the miners to the pithead baths.