Killhope is a multi-award winning 19th century mining museum in the centre of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), where you can experience the life and work of the lead
Please note the Museum is closed for the Winter and for safety reasons there's no access to the site walking or otherwise. We are still having work carried out therefore Killhope remains a construction site and we cant be liable for any injuries whilst we are closed.
We will continue to share photographs with you on our social media channels until we open again.
Look out for our famous red squirrels!
We are delighted to be the home of the Weardale tub. Taking inspiration from on of lead mining tubs, local artist Mark Burns Cassell’s idea was brought to life by artist and sculptor Dr Ron Lawson; who built the metal frame of the tub. From
Getting the most from your visit To ensure you get the most from your visit, view our opening times and prices and top tips pages for more information. Although our top tips were created for schools, they are an ideal guide to helping everyone get
Explore the dark underground world of a lead miner in Victorian Upper Weardale. From the moment you put on your hard hat, lamps and wellies, your