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Visit National Mining Museum Scotland car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

It’s easy to visit the National Mining Museum Scotland car-free.

Newtongrange train station is 5 minutes away by footpath. There are direct trains from Edinburgh Waverly (25 mins), Tweedbank (35 mins) and stations in between.

Bus 29 from Edinburgh city centre (about 45 mins) and others stop right outside. There are frequent buses from around Edinburgh (bus 29, bus 48 and bus X95) and Gorebridge (bus 29, bus 48 and bus X95, 10 mins). Bus X95 runs from Galashiels (45 mins), Harwick (90 mins) and Carlisle (3 hrs).

Use our journey planner to get the best route from where you are.

Cyclists welcome - plan your route here

Here’s some information on access to attractions, buses and trains.

About National Mining Museum Scotland

This restored colliery was Scotland's first super-pit, which was operational from 1895 to 1981. Tours are led by people who worked there, taking in the pithead, recreated underground roadway and coalface. There are also audio and multimedia guides to play on your phone. Learn how coal was formed and mined throughout history.

The Green Zone science exhibition has a soft play, Play Park, Energy Lab, Interactive Hub and Activity Room. Have fun while investigating ways to address the current climate emergency.

For any queries about visiting contact National Mining Museum Scotland on 0131 6637519 or

Address: National Mining Museum Scotland, Lady Victoria Colliery, Newtongrange, Midlothian, EH22 4QN. Visit Website