Killhope - The North of England Lead Mining Museum

Killhope is a multi-awarding winning Victorian Mining Museum, offering a grand day out for all. One of our guides will take you on an unforgettable tour of the mine. Find your own minerals as you work as a washerboy, working water wheels. Walk the woodland trails to see some red squirrels.

Visit our shop and café to complete your great day out. Café and Museum open 10.30am - 5.00pm. Museum last admission 4.15pm. We have a free car park and dogs are welcome.

Our facilities include:

  • wheelchair access to the whole of the visitor centre
  • drop-off area at front door/allocated disabled parking near the visitor centre/free parking
  • accessible wildlife hide located in the woods - rough ground to hide
  • accessible toilets located inside and out
  • automated main doors to the visitor centre
  • baby changing facilities are located in the cafe toilet
  • trained First Aiders on site
  • automated main doors to the visitor centre

When is it on?

Session information
The Museum is open 10.30am - 5.00pm. Last admission 4.15pm.
All other times by appointment only.
The Museum Closes for the winter from Monday 29 October.

Who to contact

Contact name
Maria McArdle
Contact position
Museum Operations Officer
01388 537 505

Where to go

Killhope Lead Mining Museum
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
DL13 1AR

Other details

Cost description
Adult £8.20
Concession £7.20
Child (4-16) £4.50
Under 4's Free
Please visit our website for more information.

2-4-1 Cheapest ticket free or like for like. Under 4’s cannot go underground but are free to come on site.
Special offers to Children and Young People's Network (CYPN) Members
CYPN members get the following benefit(s):
The offer would be a 2 for 1 voucher available on request from the museum.

Durham County Council's Families Information Service does not promote nor endorse the services advertised on this website. Anyone seeking to use/access such services does so at their own risk and may make all appropriate enquiries about fitness for purpose and suitability to meet their needs.
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