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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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ARCHAEOLOGY OF UNDERGROUND MINES AND QUARRIES

John Barnatt, whose book 'The Archaeology of Underground Mines and Quarries in England' has recently been published, is giving a talk on the subject at Matlock Bath on 15th October 2019. The poster for the talk is shown on the News page and ...

NAMHO CONFERENCE 2019 - TRIP BOOKING

A number of trips have been set up on the booking website. Most have a limit on numbers so you need to think about booking in soon. There are cases where trip times may overlap so please take care when booking to ensure you can get from one trip to ...

SYMPOSIUM ON SCOTTISH MINING

A symposium is being held on 19th October 2019 at Leadhills. The topic is "Mining history and archaeology in Scotland: towards a research strategy" and this will be a one day conference organised by Leadhills Heritage Trust and Historic En ...

NAMHO CONFERENCES 2020 and 2021

Plans are now underway for the conferences for the next two years. NAMHO 2020 will be in Cornwall and is aimed at an international audience, as was INTER-NAMHO 2000. Planned dates are 3-6 April 2020. Coordinator is Kevin Baker and the organisation ...

NAMHO CONFERENCE 2019 - BOOKING

The booking system is now open. The main conference website is also available. There are links on the news page or via the menu above (under Meetings). As usual, there is always a chance of a glitch so if anything doesn't work as you expect, p ...

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