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Welcome to the NAMHO website

The National Association
of Mining History Organisations

We were formed in 1979 to act as the national body for mining history in the United Kingdom. There are now over 70 member organisations, including societies, museums, firms, etc. and membership now extends to Ireland. On this site, you will find out more about NAMHO, its aims, its members and its contribution to the mining heritage.

Active mine explorers will also find guidance on managing archaeological finds underground as well as how to lead groups of novices and experienced explorers.

Armchair miners are also catered for with an extensive bibliography.

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Aug 01, 2016, 15:14

VOLUNTEERS WANTED TO PROTECT AT-RISK HERITAGE OREsome North Pennines is a two-year project to aid better understanding and improved management of eight ‘at-risk’ structures relating to the area’s mining heritage. The sites are classified Sched ...


Aug 01, 2016, 15:38

Information about the law, regulations and guidance provided by the Health and Safety Executive is available at HSE Anyone using a mine will be aware of this information. Useful to read this material in conjunction with the NAMHO Guidelines on the L ...

Mining History Organisations - Achievements and Challenges

Jul 12, 2016, 17:17

NAMHO CONFERENCE 2017 WCMS are very keen to provide a full set of good lectures over two days of the 2017 Conference, 24th and 25th June, based at Godstone, Surrey. They would like to encourage all mining history organisations to take this opport ...


Apr 26, 2016, 15:01

I have been asked to help with contacting people who have worked in the gold mines in Wales. This request comes from a TV programme company who would like to arrange filming of Penelope Keith interviewing a miner or miners who have worked in the Dolg ...

European Quarry Landscapes

Mar 09, 2016, 14:23

Ian Thomas, of the National Stone Centre, presented a paper in October 2014 to a conference on European Quarry Landscapes. It made the case for establishing in England a system of designating 'Heritage Quarries' - ie quarry sites which posses ...

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