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National Mining Museum Scotland

Historic ‘A‘ Listed colliery with the Grant Ritchie steam winding engine. Tours through former colliery workings. Visitor centre with audio visual presentation.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access


Lady Victoria Colliery Newtongrange Midlothian EH22 4QN

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Open days

Daily Apr-Oct 1000-1700. Nov-Mar closes 1600. Also Santas in Dec. (Closed 23 Dec-3 Jan 2020.)


By Bus: various

By Rail: Newtongrange / 0.2 miles

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.

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.

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