National Mining Museum Scotland - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About National Mining Museum Scotland
The National Mining Museum Scotland was created in 1984, to preserve the physical surface remains of Lady Victoria Colliery at Newtongrange, Midlothian, Scotland. It tells the story of coal for Scotland through exhibitions and guided tours of the pithead. See hear and feel what life was like for the miners and their families with real insights from ex-miner tour guides.
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Attractions Near National Mining Museum Scotland
1.37km from National Mining Museum Scotland
The Lothianbridge Viaduct carries the Borders Railway, which opened in 2015, over the River South Esk near Newtongrange, Midlothian, Scotland. It was built by the Marquess of Lothian to extend the Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway from Dalhousie Mains to his coal pits at Arniston. The present viaduct was opened in 1849 by the Edinburgh and Hawick Railway to carry the Waverley Line, running between Edinburgh and Carlisle. The viaduct was designed by John Miller.
Gore Glen Woodland Park
1.8km from National Mining Museum Scotland
A vast green park situated west of Gorebridge, close to Robert Adams Wood. It represents a regenerated industrial landscape located a half-mile west of Gorebridge in Midlothian. The landscape was principally the result of coal-mining activity from the 19th century until the 1960s. There are free curricular based environmental education activities for schools and groups, led and organised by the Ranger Service.
2.52km from National Mining Museum Scotland
A majestic 16th centiry castle, which was once a substantial L-shaped tower house built by Michael Borthwick of Glengelt. The tower occupied a roughly triangular position, which was naturally defended by deeply worn water-courses. The remaining structure is a scheduled monument, which, provides evidence and has the potential to provide further evidence for the study of the defensive architecture and domestic life of the minor gentry in mid-sixteenth-century Scotland.
Dalkeith Country Park
4.12km from National Mining Museum Scotland
Dalkeith Country Park is a beautiful estate at only 2200 acres but with 600 acres of predominantly broadleaved woodland located only five miles from Edinburgh city centre. At the heart of the Country Park is the 600 year old Dalkeith Old Oak Wood nestling in the meetings of the North and South Esk rivers. One of the iconic location where you can spend some good time in the middle of nature.
Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World
4.3km from National Mining Museum Scotland
Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World is the world's longest running butterfly house and one of Scotland's favourite tourist and educational attractions. Get inside into their world of butterflies, reptiles, bugs and beasties! Take a tour through their rainforest and get close to the animals during your visit.