Redhills: Durham Miners Hall is closed to all visitors until further notice. The hire of Redhills and booking of meeting rooms has also been suspended.

For DMA members requiring assistance and all other enquiries, please email [email protected].

The Durham Miners' Association is working with East Durham Trust (EDT) and other partners to provide support to vulnerable members of our communities through the coronavirus crisis. The trust and other food banks throughout County Durham are in urgent need of supplies. Please take any surpluses you have to your local food bank. 

You can also make a secure online donation to EDT here.



Welcome to the website of the Durham Miners' Association (DMA).

The DMA hosts the famous Durham Miners' Gala - the world's greatest celebration of trade union values, community spirit, and working-class culture. For more than a century, The Big Meeting was paid for by the working miners of the Durham coalfield. Today, it is funded by the Marras - the Friends of Durham Miners' Gala, founded by the DMA to secure the future of the great annual event. Please become a Marra and support the Gala here.

Since 1915, the home of the DMA has been the magnificent Redhills: Durham Miners Hall (pictured). The DMA is working to ensure that Redhills survives and thrives for generations to come as a centre for education, heritage, and culture. To find out more, please go here.

The DMA also continues to provide a range of services for its members - former Durham miners - including compensation claims, benefit information, tribunal representation and legal advice.

To keep up to date with the work of the DMA, and to support its efforts on social media, follow the Durham Miners' Association on Facebook and  Twitter.