Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

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The museum offers visitors an opportunity to discover the skills and customs that built Cleveland's ironstone heritage. It is the only museum in the UK which tells the story of ironstone mining; a key part of the local history of the social and industrial development of Cleveland and Teesside.

The Museum today offers visitors an opportunity to experience the underground world of a real ironstone mine and to explore the skills, customs and life of the Cleveland miner. It was these miners that helped make Cleveland the most important ironstone mining district in Victorian and Edwardian Britain.

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Opening hours

Open 1st April until 31st October
Monday - Friday 10:00 - 15:30 (last tour)
Saturday 13:00 - 15:30 (last tour)
Sunday - pre booked group visits only

Please note: As the museum relies on volunteers to open, it may be necessary to call us on 01287 642877 to confirm that we are open before travelling a long distance.

Closed: 1st November until 31st March except for school visits and special bookings.

Admission charges

Adults £5.50; Over 60s £5.00; Children (5 – 15 years) £3.00; Children Under 5 Free; Family (2 Adults and 2 Children) £14.00

Getting there


Collection details

Industry, Social History

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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Guisborough in the 1960s - The History of Skinningrove

  • 10 — 12 September 2015

There will be model trains by Cleveland Model Railway Club on display for visitors to look at and Skinningrove History Group display will be exploring the valley's development since prehistoric times. Visitors will also be able to go on a tour of the Ironstone Mining Museum.

There is a gift shop where visitors can purchase keepsakes.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Getting there


Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum
Cleveland Ironstone
Mill Lane
TS13 4AP




01287 642877

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