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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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NAMHO Conference 2022

Apr 07, 2022, 18:06

NAMHO 2022 will be hosted by the Cleveland Mining Heritage Society in Grosmont, North Yorkshire (YO22 5QE) from Friday 17th to Monday 20th June 2022. A two-day lecture programme with the theme “Industrial Minerals” will take place at St Matthew's Church, Grosmont on Saturday and Sunday. The church will also be the venue for social ...


This item relates to mine access in Wales negotiated by Cave Access Limited (Roy Fellows and others) but excluding access to Cwmystwyth in mid-Wales and Upper Dinas in South Wales. Roy reported in late November that the directors of Cave Access Ltd (CAL) were told on 24/11/21, without any notice, in a Zoom meeting with Natural Resources ...


The National Stone Centre, formerly a member of NAMHO, has announced a major development of the museum and information centre in Derbyshire related to quarrying. Ian Thomas, one-time Chairman of NAMHO, has sent us the following announcement which is reproduced in full below:OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED AT 11AM 10th August 2021"Greatest ...


The Shropshire Caving and Mining Club hosted the Conference in South Shropshire (2nd to 5th July 2021) with an excellent programme of talks and mine trips. All of this was achieved despite Covid by taking particular care with seating in the lecture hall, use of on-line lecturing and attendance and (sadly) loss of social gathering events. The Conference ...


The Northern Mine Research Society has been pleased to announce the release of a database of international mining information compiled by the late Alasdair Neill (Ali). The original 6,000 pages plus of text were converted into a database format to give over 76,000 fully searchable entries. The database can be accessed at The ...