National Mining Memorial Centre

Purcell

The Centre houses memorial, exhibition and storytelling spaces to commemorate those who dedicated their lives to mining. It is housed within a 1930s colliery building which had lain empty for over 30 years.

Working within the restrictions of the building’s A-listed status, Purcell’s approach was purposefully restrained to allow the industrial patina to remain and help visitors to easily understand its former use. First and second floors contain library, research and storytelling spaces. A two-storey void between these floors was retained and forms part of the exhibition. The top floor is a reflective space used for events and temporary exhibitions.

Location

National Mining Memorial Centre
National Mining Museum Scotland
Lady Victoria Colliery
NEWTONGRANGE EH22 4QN
United Kingdom

Contact

Scott Lindsay
Senior Architect
scott.lindsay@purcelluk.com

Client

National Mining Museum Scotland

Completed

September 2013

Size

270m2

Contract Value

130,000

Categories

  • Arts
  • Conservation
  • Education
  • Historic
  • Industrial
  • Refurbishment
  • Sustainability