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Killhope – The North of England Lead Mining Museum

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A multi-award winning 19th century mining museum where you can experience the life and work of the lead mining families of the North Pennines.

Famous for its working waterwheel, a visit to Killhope is a unique and unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages. Our team will ensure you have a day to remember, you can explore the site and exhibition halls, accompany one of our guides on a mine tour and visit the refurbished shop and cafe to complete a grand day out.

The museum is 450meters (1500 feet) above sea level. We recommend that even in summer you come dressed for adventure and wear warm clothing and sensible footwear so that you can make the most of your visit.

Killhope offers an amazing day out for the whole family, whether you’re looking for fun or to immerse yourself in history. Explore our woodland and visit the shop and cafe to complete a grand day out.

Lots of Seasonal events for families

For latest events & opening information please visit or call 01388 537 505.

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