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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 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 ...