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NAMHO Members

Members list  |  Handbook introduction  |  By area  |  By interest  |  Affiliates  |  Museum members  |  Other museums  |  Reps list

This section lists all the organisations that are currently members of NAMHO. In the on-line handbook, you can also select to view sets of members according to their activities or geographical areas.

From this page, you can get access to the detail which used to be contained in the NAMHO handbook.  Copies of the last version of the handbook are still available but it is considered that publishing the handbook as web pages will mean that the detail can be kept more up to date. The original introduction to the fourth edition can be read on the handbook home page.  A separate page contains a map showing the locations of museum members and further information about the museum entries. Information about affiliated organisations is included on a separate page but the affiliated members are listed below.  Click on the link symbol (link) below to go direct to the member organisation's website.

You can also identify members by interest and members by geographical area of activity.

Any organisation wishing to join NAMHO should in the first place contact an officer of the organisation (ideally the Secretary) but, to provide the relevant details, there is an application form which contains some explanatory notes.  This can be downloaded here.

Mining history societies

AN AditNow  
AIA Association for Industrial Archaeology  
CMT Cambrian Mines Trust  
CBMS Carn Brea Mining Society  
CSS Cerberus Spelaeological Society  
FCW Chatterley Whitfield Friends  
CMHS Cleveland Mining Heritage Society  
CMSMRPS Combe Martin Silver Mine Research and Preservation Society  
CME Corris Mine Explorers  
CATMHS Cumbria Amenity Trust Mining History Society  
DCC Derbyshire Caving Club  
EMRG Earby Mines Research Group  
ECMHA East Cornwall Mining History Association  
FoHC Friends of Hemingfield Colliery  
FK Friends of Killhope  
FSAWD Friends of the St Aidan's BE1150 Walking Dragline  
FWT Friends of Williamson's Tunnels  
GSS Gloucester Speleological Society  
GMPC Goodluck Mine Preservation Club  
GSG Grampian Speleological Group  
GOES Great Orme Exploration Society  
GCC Grosvenor Caving Club  
HCC Hades Caving Club  
KMPS Kelly Mine Preservation Society  
KURG Kent Underground Research Group  
MES Mine Explorer Society, The  
NMCS Nenthead Mines Conservation Society  
NWCC North Wales Caving Club Clwb Ogofeydd Gogledd Cymru  
NMRS Northern Mine Research Society  
PUG Parys Underground Group  
PDMHS Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd  
PCG Plymouth Caving Group  
RFDCC Royal Forest of Dean Caving Club  
SCMC Shropshire Caving and Mining Club  
SMT Shropshire Mines Trust  
SGMRG South Gloucestershire Mines Research Group  
SJMR St Just Mine Research Group  
SubBrit Subterranea Britannica  
TMG Tamar Mining Group  
WCMS Wealden Cave and Mine Society  
WMPT Welsh Mines Preservation Trust Yr Ymddiriedolaeth Cadwraeth Mwynfeydd Cymru  
WMS Welsh Mines Society Cymdeithas Mwyngloddiau Cymru  
WMRG Wirksworth Mines Research Group  

Mining museums within NAMHO

BCLM Black Country Living Museum  
CC Clearwell Caves - Ancient Iron Mines  
KMM Keswick Mining Museum  
KLMM Killhope, The North of England Lead Mining Museum  
MM Moseley Museum  
NCM National Coal Mining Museum for England  
PCH Pendeen Community Heritage (Geevor Tin Mine)  
RM Radstock Museum  

Organisations affiliated to NAMHO

EMCMHF East Midlands Coal Mining Heritage Forum  
HI Heritage of Industry Ltd  
EH Historic England National Monuments Record  
IAR I A Recordings  
MSUK Mining Searches UK  
RCAHMW Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Wales  

Other museums

A number of other museums cater for those with an interest in mining.  A list will be found on a separate page which includes the names of museums that are NAMHO members.  This list does not imply endorsement by NAMHO or even that the museum is still open to the public.

Key to activities

On the member pages, the activity codes are:

Undx - Underground exploration

Surv - Underground and surface surveying

Excn - Excavation of adits / entrances

Capg - Shaft capping or gating of adits / entrances

Arch - Archaeology / preservation of remains

FldM - Field meetings

ARes - Archive research

Libr - Hold archives

Publ - Publications

Resc - Mine rescue

Lect - Lecturing / talks / conferences

Educ - Education

WebO - Website operator

Tour - Tourist mine operator

Key to areas

On the member pages, the area codes are:

Scot - Scotland

Ire - Ireland

IOM - Isle of Man

LL - Lake District & Lancashire

NE - Northeast

YH - Yorkshire & Humberside

PD - Peak District

NWM - Northwest Midlands

NWal - North Wales

SWal - South Wales

WM - West Midlands

DC - Devon & Cornwall

SWE - Southwest England

EMEA - East Midlands & East Anglia

SE - Southeast England

EU - Mainland Europe