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.
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HIDDEN REALMS by Martyn Farr
We have received an email from Vertebrate Publishing in Sheffield regarding martyn's new book, "Hidden Realms" which is subtitled "A celebration of 100 of the finest caves and mines in Great Britain and Ireland". The publishers are inviting orders with a 25% discount. This is their message: "We're making caver and ...
NAMHO CONFERENCE 2023
NAMHO 2023 is being 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 the Saturday and Sunday. The ...
NAMHO Conference 2022
Apr 07, 2022, 18:06
NAMHO 2022 was hosted by the Cleveland Mining Heritage Society in Grosmont, North Yorkshire from Friday 17th to Monday 20th June 2022 with support from the North Yorkshire Caving Club and others. The two-day lecture programme with the theme “Industrial Minerals” took place at St Matthew's Church, Grosmont on Saturday and Sunday. The ...
NEW DATA SOURCE FOR MINING HISTORIANS
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 ...
NAMHO ON FACEBOOK
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.