Killhope Lead Mining Museum

Killhope is now closed for the winter and will re-open April 1st 2022.

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.

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 - uneven ground around the woodland but path to the hide.
  • accessible toilets located inside and out.
  • automated main doors into the visitor centre.
  • baby changing facilities are located in the cafe toilet.
  • trained first aiders on site.

Please note, you must bring your own wellies if you wish to go on an underground mine tour.

When is it on?

Session information
Monday to Sunday 10.30am until 5.00pm.
Last entry 4.00pm

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
Please check the website for the 2022 season.

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Address: Lanehead  Bishop Auckland  County Durham

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