The National Mining Museum scotland

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Lady Victoria Colliery, Dalkeith, MIDLOTHIAN EH22 4QN Lady Victoria Colliery, Dalkeith 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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Report | 8 hours ago
Great tour with ex-miners who were very knowledgeable and obviously loved their work. Recommend to go on a Sunday for the added tour of the big machines.
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Report | a month ago
Highly recommended to do a guided trip!
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Report | a month ago
We had a great day at the museum. John Anderson our tour guide was amazing he knows everything about the mine and made our day.
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Report | a month ago
very informative and such a pity we lost one of many forms of employment
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Report | 2 months ago
Great tour guide.
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Report | 2 months ago
A very interesting visit, made even more special with the experience of the tour guide who actually worked there. Interesting to hear the stories he shared. All the staff very nice and helpful!
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Report | 2 months ago
Great guide , really knew his stuff and made the history come alive. Of course the history of mining is interesting in its own right. A real find.
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Report | 2 months ago
perfect place for all family! Tour guide Andrew did excellent job- told all history not boring way and answered all questions. My 8 year old son absolutely loved it- he said it is the best museum ever! Highly recomend it
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Report | 2 months ago
Lots of interesting things to see and read about here but the highlight of the visit has to be the guided tour with an ex miner (although this costs extra)
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Report | 2 months ago
Excellent tour, make sure you allow at least 3 hours to see everything!
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