Get an insight into the life of a lead mining family at the restored Victorian Killhope the North of England Lead Mining Museum in Upper Weardale.
Near Cowshill, Upper Weardale, Durham DL13 1AR
Tel: 01388 537505
Gardens and Open Spaces, Historical Sites, Indoor Activities, Museums and Art Centres, Outdoor Activities
Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s
(based on family of 4)
Pull on your wellies or sturdy boots for an interesting exploration of the life of a lead mining family at the restored Killhope North of England Lead Mining Museum in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Upper Weardale.
At the Victorian mine see the working waterwheel and get hands-on searching for lead ore as a ’washerboy’.You may find shiny bits of quartz, fluorspar or galena amongst the silt.
Tour the underground Park Level Mine, wearing a hard hat, wellies and cap lamps. Investigate the working machinery in the Jigger House.
Refreshments are on offer in the cafe and shop for you to complete your visit and if you have never stayed in a yurt before why not consider an overnight stay one of three yurts at the museum.
Children under 4 years have free entry and for health and safety reasons are not permitted on the mine tour.
Stay safe. Coronavirus advice is being updated regularly. Some attractions are starting to reopen with social distancing measures in place. Enjoy browsing the site for trips and please check directly with the venue before visiting. Let’s Go with the Children is here to help and support families with ideas and information on what attractions are re-opening.