Killhope The North of England Lead Mining Museum


Near Cowshill. Three miles west of Wearhead alongside the A689. Killhope, awarded family friendly museum is a great day out in the country for all. Killhope is a hands-on victorian museum, you can explore how lead miners and their families lived. Park Level Mine is an unforgettable underground experience following in the footsteps of the lead miners of old. Highlight of the underground tour is a giant underground working waterwheel. On the surface you can be a washerboy and find your own minerals, marvel at the Victorian engineering of the fully restored mining site. Wonder the woodland trails and maybe see Red Squirrels, Killhope shop and cafe complete your day out. Under 4 are free to come on site but we regret that they can not go underground. Free Parking. Dogs Welcome.


Contact Information

Upper Weardale
DL13 1AR
  01388 537505
  Visit the Killhope The North of England Lead Mining Museum website

Useful Information

Disabled access : Visitor centre and parts of site are suitable for the disabled.
Opening Times : 1 April - 2 November 10.30-5.00.
Last Admission : Half hour before closing.
Admission Prices : Adults £8.20 Children £4.50. Concession £7.20 (Tickets valid for 12 months) Children Under 4 are free

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