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A number of other museums cater for those with an interest in mining.  A list will be found below.  Except where the entry refers to a NAMHO Member (highlighted in red and with a link to the relevant page on this site), this list does not imply endorsement by NAMHO or even that the museum is still open to the public.  Click here to return to the main list of members.  Any museum wishing to add their name to or remove it from this list is invited to email the webmaster at

Museums can be selected by area located by ticking one or more boxes below.  (Please note that I am currently updating this page and the map is not yet complete.)

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

OrganisationContact (members only)Main interest
Allihies Copper Mines Museum   Copper
Apedale Heritage Centre   Coal
Arigna Mining Experience   Coal
Astley Green Colliery Museum   Coal
Beamish   Coal
Big Pit: National Coal Museum (Wales)   Coal
Black Country Living Museum Black Country - coal
Castlecomer Discovery Park   Coal
Cefn Coed Colliery Museum   Coal
Chwarel Hen, Llanfair Slate Caverns   Slate
Clearwell Caves Iron ore mining
Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum   Iron
Dales Countryside Museum   Lead mining in the Dales
Dolaucothi Gold Mine   Gold, Roman mining
Dudley Canal Trust   Limestone and coal
Durham Mining Museum   Coal
East Pool Mine   Tin, copper
Elsecar Heritage Centre   Coal
Force Crag Mine Mill   Lead, barite, zinc, mill
Geevor Mine   Tin : See Pendeen Community Heritage
Glengowla Mines   Silver and Lead
Great Orme Mines   Copper
Hidden Treasures - Museum of Lead Mining   Preservation and interpretation of the Scottish metal mining industry.
Hopewell Colliery Museum   Coal
Ironbridge Gorge Museum   Coal; iron; limestone
Kent Mining Museum   Coal
Killhope, The North of England
Lead Mining Museum
  North Pennine lead mining and ore separation. See also Friends of Killhope.
King Edward Mine Museum   The site contains a fully working tin processing plant.
Laxey Wheel and Mines Trail   Lead
Lion Salt Works   Salt
Llechwedd Slate Caverns   Slate
Minera Lead Mines   Lead
Moseley Heritage Museum Industrial narrow gauge, tramway and toy museum
Museum of Bath Stone
Museum of the Scottish Shale Oil Industry   Shale Oil
National Coal Mining Museum for England Museum of the English Coalfields.
National Mining Museum Scotland   Coal mining areas of Scotland
National Slate Museum   Slate
National Stone Centre   Stone craft-related training / hosting visits / holding archives / library /specimen collection / publications /preservation of remains / advice on stone.
Peak District Mining Museum and Temple Mine   Heritage museum & fluorspar mine.
Pendeen Community Heritage
(Geevor Tin Mine)
Tin mining in West Penwith until 1991.
Poldark Mine   Tin
Prestongrange   Coal, fireclay
Radstock Museum Coal
Rhondda Heritage Park   Coal
South Wales Miners' Museum   Social history of mining.
Summerlee Heritage Park   Coal
Sygun Copper Mine   Copper
The Purbeck Mineral & Mining Museum   Ball clay
Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum   Lead
Woodend Mining Museum   Coal
Woodhorn Mining Museum   Coal

Total of 52 museums shown. NAMHO members are marked in red, other museums in grey.