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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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NAMHO CONFERENCE 2021 - PLANS ADVANCING

Feb 04, 2021, 10:41

The venue for the 2021 NAMHO conference will be the village hall at Norbury in South Shropshire (see https://www.villagehallnorbury.co.uk/ Location SY9 5EA). This has been chosen to provide the flexibility required to run the conference whatever res ...

NAMHO CONFERENCE 2021 - EXPRESS INTEREST

If you are thinking of attending the conference, then please read the fuller item below about the plans being made in Shropshire. In the meantime, if you are interested, then please email to NAMHO.21@shropshirecmc.org.uk so that the organisers can g ...

NAMHO DECEMBER 2020 NEWSLETTER ON-LINE

Dec 22, 2020, 11:01

The December issue of the NAMHO newsletter edited by Roy Meldrum is now on-line and has been sent to subscribers. Once again Roy has done an excellent job producing this newsletter in difficult circumstances. Rumour has it that Roy might want to ha ...

NAMHO CONFERENCE 2021

The Coronavirus crisis continues, but there are signs of optimism, and hopefully many of us may be vaccinated against the disease by the time NAMHO 2021 takes place.The Shropshire Caving and Mining Club still intends to hold a Conference in South Sh ...

HERITAGE KNOWLEDGE HUB - EARLY ENGINE DATABASE

The launch has been announced of the first source of information for the newly set up "Hub" for storing and sharing sources for research relating to cultural heritage. A fully searchable online database of information about 18th Century en ...