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Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

Explore Cleveland's heritage!

Experience the underground world of Cleveland's ironstone mining past.... On the site of Loftus mine, this museum offers an exciting and authentic underground experience. Discover the special skills and customs of miners who helped make Cleveland the most important ironstone mining area in Victorian and Edwardian England.

Situated on the site of Loftus Mine, the first mine to be opened in Cleveland, the Mining Museum celebrates the legacy of ironstone mining and the broader industrial heritage of the region. The Tees Valley was the powerhouse of the Industrial Revolution and the British Empire. Her 83 ironstone mines dispatched iron worldwide, forming the fabric of railways and bridges across Europe, America, Africa, India and Australia.

On August 7th, 1848, the first mine in Cleveland opened in Skinningrove. It was the first of 83 ironstone mines in the region. Ultimately, they would dispatch iron worldwide, building railways and bridges all across Europe, Africa, America, India and even the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia.

Opens for Season: 12th February Monday to Friday: 11am - 3:30pm Saturday: 1pm - 3:30pm Last Tour leaves at 3:30pm Organised groups or school visits all year by arrangement.

For more information visit http://ironstonemuseum.co.uk/

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Around the area : Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum is situated in Skinningrove, a small village nestled in a narrow valley on the Cleveland coast. There is a lot to do in the surrounding area: with Saltburn in the north, a Victorian seaside resort notable for its Valley Gardens, miniature railway and the last surviving north-eastern pier, and Whitby to the south, famed for Dracula and the haunting ruins of the gothic abbey.

Locations

Deepdale, Skinningrove, Saltburn, Cleveland, TS13 4AP

9.47 miles  
  01287 642877    
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