National Mining Museum Scotland

Purcell

Purcell created the museum at the A listed Lady Victoria Colliery in the former Rewasher, a four-storey, steel-framed, brick building. The new brief was to provide a non-secular memorial space, occupying three floors within a modest budget.

The first floor exhibition, library and resource space now features a ‘memorial wall’ which runs the height of the building and features health and safety objects, in metal cages and archive photographs.

The children’s storytelling space is now occupied by canaries. The third-floor extended-height memorial space has seating and a black memorial table, formed from rough-hewn coal.

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NEWTONGRANGE
United Kingdom

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