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NAMHO Members

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

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  
CME Corris Mine Explorers  
CATMHS Cumbria Amenity Trust Mining History Society  
DCC Derbyshire Caving Club  
EMRG Earby Mines Research Group  
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  
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 Libr - Hold archives
Surv - Underground and surface surveying Publ - Publications
Excn - Excavation of adits / entrances Resc - Mine rescue
Capg - Shaft capping or gating of adits / entrances Lect - Lecturing / talks / conferences
Arch - Archaeology / preservation of remains Educ - Education
FldM - Field meetings WebO - Website operator
ARes - Archive research Tour - Tourist mine operator

Key to areas

On the member pages, the area codes are:

Scot - Scotland NWal - North Wales
Ire - Ireland SWal - South Wales
IOM - Isle of Man WM - West Midlands
LL - Lake District & Lancashire DC - Devon & Cornwall
NE - Northeast SWE - Southwest England
YH - Yorkshire & Humberside EMEA - East Midlands & East Anglia
PD - Peak District SE - Southeast England
NWM - Northwest Midlands EU - Mainland Europe