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
We are open every day until Sunday 31 October 2021.
Please note we are open but due to adverse weather conditions we are unable to offer mine tours and also have limited access to the site. You can contact us on 01388 537 505 for more information if you are planning to visit. Thank you for your understanding.
Enjoy a scenic walk, explore the woodland and spot some amazing wildlife.
Look out for our famous red squirrels!
We’ve got plenty to offer groups and schools. Find out more about our educational visits, which give the children a glimpse into what it was like to work at a Victorian lead mine.
Discover our original and working Armstrong water wheel.
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
Summer programme of events CONTENTS A visit to Killhope is a unique and unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages. Why not go on our underground mine trip, visit our fascinating exhibition and new addition the Weardale Tub, look for
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