The National Mining Museum scotland

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Lady Victoria Colliery, Dalkeith EH22 4QN Lady Victoria Colliery, Dalkeith EH22 4QN Directions
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The National Mining Museum Scotland covers everything from miners’ daily routines to the prehistoric creation of coal, and surveys the development of the various methods used to extract coal from the ground. The site also features regular guided tours of the Pithead led by former miners, aiming to convey the noise and intense atmosphere of a working coal pit. A cafe and children’s soft-play area are also available for visitors, and the museum is open seven days a week.

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Great friendly staff
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Fantastic guides with real mine experience!
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All the staff in the museum were kind and helpful. Sincair our tour guide and former miner himself, brought the mining museum to life. My 10 yr old twins were in total shock over how miners,and their families were treated prior to the new health and safety rules came about. This history told right from the beginning to when the pits were closed in the Thatcher years. We need a Sinclair in all our history lessons! We absolutely thoroughly enjoyed the day, including the tour of a mock mine. Sinclair made the whole experience realistic and enjoyable.
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Excellent trip. And John our tour gunder was brilliant. Thankyou
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Didn't realise there was a tour we could go on, which was great! very informative and brought it all to life. Unfortunately we didn't have time to see the rest of the museum but would defintaley recommend
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surprisingly fastinating it's a must
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Really enjoyed the tour and the exhibitions were informative and interesting.
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Great day out with experienced guides that really brought the museum to life. Lovely staff and a fantastic cafe with good food and great lattes.
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It is a great place to visit for both adults and kids and the staff are so welcoming and friendly. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.
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Great guide. Didn't realise it closed at 4pm, kids were disappointed to find the shop closed when we finished the tour.
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