Killhope, The North of England Lead Mining Museum


Killhope is a multiple award winning, family friendly museum where visitors can discover the lives of Victorian Lead Mining families. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the centre of the North Pennines, it is a day out for the whole family, including dogs due to its dog friendly policy.

No visit to Killhope is complete without a visit to Park Level Mine – a real underground adventure. Equipped with hard hat, lamp and wellies you are guided down the original tunnel of what was once one of the richest lead mines in the whole of Great Britain. See the North of England's largest working water wheel, which was used to pump water out of the lower levels so that miners could continue with their work.

Finish your day out by meandering through the woodland walks, then refuel by visiting the cafe enhance for a unique country day out with a difference.

Opening Times

* Last entry 4.00pm

Last mine trip of the day is at 3:30pm



Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£8.60 per ticket type
Child£4.70 per ticket type
Concession£7.60 per ticket type
Under 4*Free

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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