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
Open daily from April to start of November
Other things to do nearby
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