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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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This item relates to mine access in Wales negotiated by Cave Access Limited (Roy Fellows and others) but excluding access to Cwmystwyth in mid-Wales and Upper Dinas in South Wales. Roy reported in late November that the directors of Cave Access Ltd (CAL) were told on 24/11/21, without any notice, in a Zoom meeting with Natural Resources ...


The National Stone Centre, formerly a member of NAMHO, has announced a major development of the museum and information centre in Derbyshire related to quarrying. Ian Thomas, one-time Chairman of NAMHO, has sent us the following announcement which is reproduced in full below:OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED AT 11AM 10th August 2021"Greatest ...


Oct 21, 2016, 14:47

The Environment Agency have updated the documents about mine water treatment schemes and proposals specifically for Nentsberry Haggs Mine. Two public meetings are planned.Link here