National Mining Museum Scotland
We are the National Mining Museum Scotland, a 5* visitor attraction and winner of Scotland's Best Visitor Experience 2009, based in the Lady Victoria Colliery.
Scotland relied heavily on the mining industry. This excellent museum lets you travel into a mine shaft to see the sights and conditions endured by the workers. Also has a cafe and a soft play for small children.
Museum which tells you about the history of the area of Dalkeith. The coal mines which brought revenue to the area & what it entailed, a very interesting morning or afternoon out for the whole family!
“Great atmosphere, live music at the weekends. Good good with views of the River North Esk and if the weather fine you can eat Al fresco”
“Hotel, restaurant and spa. If you want to live it up like a King or Queen, this is the place to go. Beautiful surroundings and a falconry on site. ”
“Local Indian restaurant, walking distance. Highly rated on trip advisor. Great takeaway too.”
“Beautiful restaurant and cafe. Formal or casual. Ice cream bar too! Great location on the River Esk with a nice sun terrace for warm days.”
“We love the medium length walk beside the river - it's quiet and peaceful, and we've spotted deer in the woods. The cafe is usually pretty busy, but worth a visit. If you have children the Fort Douglas play area is great, although we think it's a little pricey - make sure you leave plenty of time to enjoy it.”