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Killhope - The North of England Lead Mining Museum

Killhope - The North of England Lead Mining Museum,Stanhope Information
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', Winner of the Most Welcoming Experience and Family Friendly Museum , and Awarded Gold in the Green Tourism Business Scheme, Killhope offers a unique opportunity to experience a day in the life of a North Pennines 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. 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. Go out with a family Squirrel Nature Back Pack and do some nature investigation, Shop and Killhope Café 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
Killhope - The North of England Lead Mining Museum,Stanhope Address
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Killhope - The North of England Lead Mining Museum
Near Cowshill
Upper Weardale
Bishop Auckland
Co Durham
DL13 1AR
Map and Directions
Killhope - The North of England Lead Mining Museum,Stanhope Telephone No.
01388 537 505
Killhope - The North of England Lead Mining Museum,Stanhope Fax. No.
01388 537 617
hours
Open Daily 10.30 - 5.00 April - October
food
Cafe open 10.30 - 5.00 Daily April - October. Freshly prepared home cooked food.
drinks
No
parking
Free - Coach and Car Park
Children
All welcome - to have fun and join in
disabled facilities
Assessable toilets
Shopmobility Scooter available to hire
Credit cards
All major cards accepted (not in the cafe)
pets
Dogs are welcome on a lead - restrictions in Mine and cafe
Price(s)
Adult surface £4.50 (with mine £6.50)
Child Surface £1.50 (With mine £3.50)
Concession Surface £4.00 (With Mine £6.00)
Family Tickets availabe
Green Discounts available
Under 4's free - but we regret they can not go underground