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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Front page news
NAMHO 2022 will be hosted by the Cleveland Mining Heritage Society in Grosmont, North Yorkshire (YO22 5QE) from Friday 17th to Monday 20th June 2022. A two-day lecture programme with the theme “Industrial Minerals” will take place at St Matthew's Church, Grosmont on Saturday and Sunday. The church will also be the venue for social ...
The Shropshire Caving and Mining Club hosted the Conference in South Shropshire (2nd to 5th July 2021) with an excellent programme of talks and mine trips. All of this was achieved despite Covid by taking particular care with seating in the lecture hall, use of on-line lecturing and attendance and (sadly) loss of social gathering events. The Conference ...