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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 2023

NAMHO 2023 will be hosted by the Cumbria Amenity Trust Mining History Society in Grasmere, Lake District from Friday 7th to Monday 10th July 2023.A two-day lecture programme with the theme "5000 Years of Mining and Quarrying in The Lake District" will take place at Grasmere Village Hall, Grasmere on Saturday and Sunday. The village ...

NAMHO Conference 2022

Apr 07, 2022, 18:06

NAMHO 2022 was hosted by the Cleveland Mining Heritage Society in Grosmont, North Yorkshire from Friday 17th to Monday 20th June 2022 with support from the North Yorkshire Caving Club and others. The two-day lecture programme with the theme “Industrial Minerals” took place at St Matthew's Church, Grosmont on Saturday and Sunday. The ...