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National Mining Museum Scotland, Newtongrange
(4.6/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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  • On holiday with the family, children ranging from 3-18 we decided to visit after seeing the signs for the museum. Our guide was a former miner so new what he was speaking about. Very informative tour ...  more »
  • Visited the National Museum of Mining with my 7 year and a friend, we found it fascinating. The exhibits are very well put together with excellent explanations, the guided tour was the best part visit...  more »
  • Wet rainy day in Edinburgh so thought do something different. This was a real working coal mine not so long ago. Arrived about 1400 (closes 1600 in winter) and really wished arrived much earlier. Didn...  more »
  • Very interesting and worth going. Our tour guide, John Anderson is an ex employee of the mine and very friendly and knowledgeable. I had high expectations of the tour and was excited about it and he made the tour that much better than I was expecting. Nice chap. The winding engine is very impressive. We have already recommend this place by word of mouth and the feedback was good too.
  • The guides are the best bit. Really bring the mining story to life. Got to know their audience and tailored their presentation to suit. Kept our 6 and 8 year old grandkids interested.
  • I went with kelty primary school and it was really good everyone enjoyed it and John was brilliant
  • Our guide gave us a real insight into what it was like to work at the coalface.
  • Fantastic museum with brilliant guides. John and Dave were superb, their stories made the place come alive!