Welcome to...

The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers website.

History in the making...

The Mining Institute is an organisation dedicated to the professions of mining engineering, mechanical engineering, mining electrical engineering and related professions. It is the world’s oldest professional mining organisation and was dedicated to training engineers to meet the needs of a rapidly expanding coal mining industry at home in the UK and abroad.

The Institute has recently secured Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) support* of £4.7m, including development funding of £600,000.  More information on our plans is available here and a website for the Great North Institute is now also in place which includes our brochure and latest developments.

Please use the menus above to find more information about the Institute, our events and our collections as well as the different ways you can support us. We also host events for other professional and special interest groups and societies and educational activities.