National Mining Museum Scotland opens Phase 5 restoration project

by Tom Walker | 04 May 2011

The National Mining Museum Scotland has opened its Scottish government-funded conservation project, restoring some of Scotland's most fragile industrial heritage and saving the buildings for future generations.

The work has consisted of preservation of the tippler floor, picking tables, elevator shed and brick-vaulted undercroft.

The conservation has been carried out by a team of architects, structural engineers, project managers and builders.

An exhibition is currently running in the museum to promote interest in the enhanced access and to explain how public funds have been instrumental in its realisation.

Curated by the Museum's Keeper, Ellie Swinbank, the display is targeted at a family audience and includes damaged elements of the structure and a fascinating range of objects discovered on site through industrial archaeology.

The National Mining Museum Scotland has opened its Scottish government-funded conservation project, restoring some of Scotland's most fragile industrial heritage and saving the buildings for future generations. The work has consisted of preservation of the tippler floor, picking tables, elevator shed and brick-vaulted undercroft. The conservation has been carried out by a team of architects, structural engineers, project managers and builders. An exhibition is currently running in the museum to
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