Killhope - The North of England Lead Mining Museum, Upper Weardale, Lanehead, County Durham, DL13 1AR
Killhope The North of England Lead Mining Museum is a multi-award winning attraction and is situated 450 metres (1500 feet) above sea level in Upper Weardale within the stunning North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
With breath taking scenery, underground adventure, hands on activities, fascinating lead mining history, woodland walks, amazing flora and wildlife including red squirrels, there is so much to do and see for all the family.
On the site try your hand as a Washer Boy, and see what shiny minerals you can find in the silt- maybe pieces of galena (lead ore), quartz or fluorspar. Marvel at our iconic Armstrong Water Wheel and explore the Jigger House, Blacksmiths, Mine Agents office and Lodging shop where miners might have to stay especially during winter months! Get kitted up in wellingtons, hard hat and lamp to go on a memorable underground adventure into Park Level Mine with one of our knowledgeable guides and learn about the harsh working conditions of the miners. Unfortunately mine tours are unsuitable for children under 4 years and please note that there is a mine tour supplement of £3 Event not suitable for children under the age of 4.
This event took place in September 2015 and the entry is now archived.
Durham County Council
Date last modified: 26th June 2015 at 14:50