Rooms available to hire

*The Mining Institute is now closed for refurbishment work and will re-open in 2020.

In November 2018, The National Lottery Heritage Fund awarded £600,000 to The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers to undertake an extensive development phase. In July 2018, The Common Room of the Great North was awarded £4.1 million by the Heritage Lottery Fund to revitalise the Grade II listed Mining Institute, transforming it into The Common Room.

The Common Room Brochure is available at the following link:

If you would like to contact The Common Room regarding room hire for your event, please email

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