Uncover the history of mining and the life of the workers with these passes for one or two adults with up to three or six children
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What You'll Get
Choose Between Two Options
- £5 for a pithead guided tour and museum entry for one adult with up to three children (44% off)
- £9.50 for a pithead guided tour and museum entry for two adults with up to six children (47% off)
The Pithead Tour allows guests to experience the atmosphere and noise of a working coal pit, with the personal insights of the guides, all of whom are former miners
The Fine Print
Expires 4 months after purchase. Limit 3 per 4 or 8 people, may buy 3 additional as gifts. No booking required. Present printed Groupon on arrival. Under 16s must be accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets are valid for up to 3 children per 1 paying adult. Tour times daily: 10.30am; 12.30pm; 2pm. Tour may last up to 1h15min. Ticket includes tour and access to the museum after the tour. Valid for option purchased only.
About The National Mining Museum
Based at one of the finest surviving examples of a Victorian colliery in Europe, The National Mining Museum showcases a history of the mining industry in Scotland. Located at the Lady Victoria Colliery, just nine miles out of Edinburgh it can be easily reached by car, train or coach. Visitors can marvel at the size of the place and the traditional machinery still in its old places. Guided tours are available, presenting the lives and struggles of miners working at Lady Victoria in the past and their families. Geology and anthropology buffs can also enjoy an experience exploring the creation of coal and the journey humans took to begin successfully excavating it.