Welcome to the NAMHO website
The National Association
of Mining History Organisations
We were formed in 1979 to act as the national body for mining history in the United Kingdom. There are now over 70 member organisations, including societies, museums, firms, etc. and membership now extends to Ireland. On this site, you will find out more about NAMHO, its aims, its members and its contribution to the mining heritage.
Active mine explorers will also find guidance on managing archaeological finds underground as well as how to lead groups of novices and experienced explorers.
Armchair miners are also catered for with an extensive bibliography.
Some parts of the site need a password to enter. If you want to see these, please contact the Webmaster.
Front page news
NAMHO 2023 will be hosted by the Cumbria Amenity Trust Mining History Society in Grasmere, Lake District from Friday 7th to Monday 10th July 2023.A two-day lecture programme with the theme "5000 Years of Mining and Quarrying in The Lake District" will take place at Grasmere Village Hall, Grasmere on Saturday and Sunday. The village ...
The Northern Mine Research Society has been pleased to announce the release of a database of international mining information compiled by the late Alasdair Neill (Ali). The original 6,000 pages plus of text were converted into a database format to give over 76,000 fully searchable entries. The database can be accessed at https://www.nmrs.org.uk/mining-database/. The ...
Oct 22, 2016, 19:34
NAMHO is now on Facebook where you can read news and leave comments. The link to Facebook is on the home page and forum page. If you are reading this on our news page, you can click HERE.
Oct 21, 2016, 14:47
The Environment Agency have updated the documents about mine water treatment schemes and proposals specifically for Nentsberry Haggs Mine. Two public meetings are planned.Link here
Mar 09, 2016, 14:41
The facility has been available for some time to print a copy of the handbook from the website. As this appears to be little used, I have uploaded a PDF copy of the handbook to the library (available under the research tab). This version can be read or downloaded and will be updated periodically.