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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 - WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS?

May 28, 2021, 09:32

With the conference approaching at the start of July, the organisers need to know numbers so as to plan for Covid contingencies. This is an urgent appeal to those who have not yet booked to reserve their places now so that the organisers can make arrangements for live attendance in the hall, on-line lectures via Zoom, or both. Please get ...

NAMHO 2020 TOKENS

The organisers of the 2020 conference commissioned a limited number of special tokens to be given to paying delegates. As the Conference was cancelled, no tokens were issued. Tokens can now be bought from NAMHO as we hold a stock of them and are keen to recover the cost. First of all, we are offering them for sale to delegates, then later on, ...

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 Shropshire (2nd to 5th July 2021), and some progress been made in its planning. The Conference ...

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 engines in the UK has been produce based on the work carried out over more than forty years by John ...

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 ...