Killhope - The North of England Lead Mining Museum Museums

Killhope - The North of England Lead Mining Museum
Near Cowshill, Upper Weardale
Bishop Auckland
DL13 1AR


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If you're looking for somewhere different to go for a day out, bring the family to Killhope, the North of England Lead Mining Museum in the beautiful North Pennines

in Upper Weardale. Accredited as a 'Quality Assured Visitor Attraction' Awarded Gold in the Green Tourism Business Awards, Winner of the Most Welcoming Experience and Family Friendly Museum , Killhope offers a unique opportunity to experience a day in the life of a North Pennines Victorian lead miner and his family.

Killhope is very much a hands-on place, enabling and encouraging visitors to learn about the past through interaction and experimentation.

On the surface children (and adults too!) can have a go at being washerboys for the day dressing up in Victorian style clothes and clogs and using water and primitive equipment to find lead ore. Play Victorian games, join one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff members on a guided tour of Park Level Mine, which tells the story of a bygone age of mining. Kitted up with wellingtons, hardhat and lamp you can get a glimpse of the harsh conditions that miners toiled in.

See the North of England's largest working water wheel, meander through quiet woodland walks and maybe catch a glimpse of our colony of Red Squirrels. Go out with a family Squirrel Nature Back Pack and do some nature investigation. Shop and Killhope Cafe enhance your memorable day out.

There's lots to see and do for all ages, with special events and children's workshops taking place throughout the season.

It's Dark, it's Wet, it's Wonderful. So much to see, so much to do. A great day out in country for the whole family. Free parking, Dogs Welcome, shop mobility scooter available. Open daily 10.30 5.00pm April October. Adults 6.50 including guided mine trip (4.50 site only) Child 3.50 including guided mine trip.(1.50 site only) Concession and family Prices available, please check out web site for further details Killhope midway between Stanhope and Alston on the A689 which ever way you come the scenery is wonderful.

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VenueKillhope - The North of England Lead Mining Museum
AddressNear Cowshill, Upper Weardale, Bishop Auckland, Durham, DL13 1AR
Opening times10.30 - 5.00 Daily April October
Entry costs
Attraction typeMuseums

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