Killhope Mine

Killhope

Overview

Killhope, The North of England Lead Mining Museum, is a fully restored nineteenth century lead mine, where you can experience for yourself the life and work of the lead mining families of the Pennine dales.

See the Mine website for details

What makes it special

  • See how Lead was Mined in the north
  • Put on your wellies and hard hat for a trip & tour underground

Opening Times

Open daily from April to start of November

Hostels nearby

YHA Alston Main Exterior

YHA Alston

Parking
Free wi-fi
Private rooms available

Killhope

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Map references

OS Map: 87

OS Grid Ref: NY825431

Lat/Lng: 54.782849, -2.272501

Contact information

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Couple canoeing a quiet river

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