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Nine men lost their lives at the Michael pit in East Wemyss, Fife, on September 9, 1967.

Methil Heritage Centre Friends are holding a tearoom exhibition to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Michael colliery disaster that will run throughout September.

Come and see images and newspaper articles from the day of the disaster and browse mining articles from the archive.

Methil Heritage Centre
272 High St

Opening Times:
Tues – Thurs 11.00 – 4.30
Sat                1.00 – 4.30

Please confirm the Centre will be open by phoning 01334 659339 if you are traveling a great distance.






pits in pictures


Methil Heritage Centre is open

Tuesdays to Thursdays 11am - 4.30pm

and Saturdays 1 pm - 4.30pm.

Admission Free

Methil Heritage Centre
272 High Street.
01334 659339




 In December 2007 Friends of Methil Heritage received support from the Scottish Government-funded Digital Resources Development Team for their SCANIT project.
With a grant to buy equipment, and after specialised training, 7 dedicated Friends scanned almost 2000 photographs from the Heritage Centre's collection.
Now, anyone looking for a particular image can browse "thumbnail" versions in print and visitors can enjoy a continuous slide show of images of the area. The original photos are kept safe for the future while high quality electronic images will soon be accessible to all.
(Supported by the Regional Development Challenge Fund)


The centre is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

from 11.00am – 4.30pm

and Saturdays from 1.00-4.30pm. 

Admission is free. 

 Please contact the centre on 01334 659339

for further information about the Centre and facilities.