Two hundred years ago, the North East led the way in terms of engineering techniques around deep mining. In this building the lead engineers from collieries around the UK came together and shared knowledge so that the UK were world leaders in mining and so that safety and efficiency could be continuously improved.
Some photographs and links to further information below...
|As featured in the RIBA love architecture series|
|The Neville Hall Library|
|"I advise and protect"|
|Marble statue of ex-chairman Nicholas Wood|
|Fantastic carvings and details everywhere|
|The historic steep sided lecture theatre - inspired the room in London's Royal Institution|
|Stuff lying about in the storage rooms - like a 200 year old map of Newcastle|
Visit their website - https://mininginstitute.org.uk
Check out the Wikipedia page - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_of_England_Institute_of_Mining_and_Mechanical_Engineers