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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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When: weekend of 29-30 JUNE 2024. Main venue: Heartlands, Robinsons Shaft, Redruth, Cornwall Organising team: NAMHOMore details to follow. Contact for info: Peter Jackson, THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UPDATED AS WE FINALISE MORE DETAILED INFORMATION.


NAMHO 2023 was 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" took place at Grasmere Village Hall, Grasmere on the Saturday and Sunday. The village hall ...