Killhope - The North of England Lead Mining Museum, Upper Weardale, Lanehead, County Durham, DL13 1AR

Wander around the site and see William Armstrongs water wheel. There are woodland trails to explore and a wildlife hide where you may be lucky and see our Red Squirrels. Work on the washing floor as a Victorian washerboy and find your own minerals. Find out about the lives of the lead miners and their families and go underground into Park Level Mine with one of our friendly knowledgeable guides. Enjoy our new and exciting exhibitions, new look shop and sample the home made food in the cafe. We are a family friendly site. Event not suitable for children under the age of 4.

This event took place in September 2014 and the entry is now archived.

Additional information

Max 13 people per tour/session. Dress warmly and wear sturdy footwear. Visitors will need to wear wellingtons if they wish to go underground. We have wellingtons if visitors don't bring their own. Event suitable for ages 4 to adult, although we regret children under 4 cannot go underground. Dogs are welcome on site.


Situated on the A689 mid way between Stanhope and Alston/ Bus service (Thurs-Sat) terminates at Cowshill, 2.5 miles east of Killhope, but on request will run to Killhope and pick up on request. Contact Weardale Motor Services on 01388 528235 for further details. See website for Roof of England Bus Sunday service in September.


Organised by

Durham County Council

Date last modified: 8th May 2014 at 12:36

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