Welcome to The Nottinghamshire Mining Museum

We are the Nottinghamshire Mining Museum. A people’s museum remembering and celebrating the working, social, leisure and family lives of Nottinghamshire coalminers. The experiences and the struggles of the people of the Nottinghamshire coalfield in building, defending and preserving their way of life are central to what we do. 

We mined the coal beneath Nottinghamshire that powered our industries and kept our people warm. Sometimes we had to stand up and resist those who tried to close our mines down and destroy our communities.

Our museum is a record of the stories of these struggles together with a celebration of the unique culture of our Nottinghamshire coal mining community.

We  are proud of our Nottinghamshire mining heritage and we intend to keep it alive!

Here you will be able to explore our collections and keep up to date with our news and events.

We also have a Facebook page where we welcome your comments on our articles and posts as we believe we create the history of the Nottinghamshire coalfield together.

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News & Events


With effect from Sunday, 29th October, we are ‘taking a break’ and temporarily closing Nottinghamshire Mining Museum until the end of January 2024.

We have had over 1,000 visitors to our Banners and Bands Exhibition, but it is time to ‘ring the changes’ and prepare for next year.

This break will allow us to take down our banners and ‘rest them’, continue to preserve our artefacts AND prepare a new exhibition for 2024.

We will continue to visit schools, on request, and to arrange visits to the museum, by appointment.  If you wish to make an appointment email us on

We are very much looking forward to 2024.  We will post opening dates in the new year and we hope to see many of our regular visitors again and to introduce new visitors to Nottinghamshire Mining Museum’s 2024 exhibition.




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If you would like to make a donation to the Nottinghamshire Mining Museum, we are always deeply appreciative of all donations, no matter how large or small they may be…



The Nottinghamshire Mining Museum will be engaging in education programmes run for schools covering the history of mining, the effects of the mining industry on communities and also practical workshops. Further details will be posted online soon.