Killhope The North of England Lead Mining Museum

Killhope The North of England Lead Mining Museum
Near Cowshill
Upper Weardale
Co Durham
Durham
DL13 1AR
England

Website

www.killhope.org.uk

E-mail

Info@killhope.org.uk

Telephone

01388 537505

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
A view of an old mine set in a hillside with a large water wheel
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Killhope, The North of England Lead Mining Museum, is a multi award winning museum. Killhope is the only lead mine in the North-east open to the public.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

16 - 24 Feb 2013
29 March - 3 Nov 2013
Daily 10.30-17.00
Last entry 16.30

Closed: Nov - Mar - However we are open all year round for pre - booked groups of over 10

Admission charges

Adult £7.00, Concession £6.50, Children £4.00 Tickets valid for 12months
Prices correct 31/10/2012

Discounts

  • Museums Association
  • English Heritage

Additional info

Killhope has a well-stocked shop and cafe.
Wonderful Woodland Walk which includes Red Squirrel Hide. Free Parking. Dogs welcome

Large Waterwheel
Items of Leadmining History
Industrial and Social History
Local Minerals
Spar Boxes

Collection details

Social History, Science and Technology, Natural Sciences, Industry

Key artists and exhibits

  • Kathryn Hodgkinson
  • Pennine Jewels
  • Sir Kingsley Dunham
  • Sir William George Armstrong
  • Thomas Sopwith
  • Routes and Riches : Journeys to new lands
  • Soundmine
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Beach

Summer promenade

  • 26 — 27 July 2014 10am-4pm

Victorian games, dress up and have your photo taken against our backdrop. Seaside, sand and water fun.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Website

http://www.killhope.org.uk/Pages/WorkshopsandEvents.aspx

Red squirrel

Red Squirrel Fun

  • 29 July 2014 1-4pm
  • 12 August 2014 1-4pm
  • 26 August 2014 1-4pm

Feed the squirrels in the woods and make a squirrel mask or puppet. Bookings taken. The workshop will run at 13:00 and 15:00.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3.00 per person.

Website

http://www.killhope.org.uk/Pages/WorkshopsandEvents.aspx

photograph of den in forest

Animal Habitats and Den Building

  • 30 July 2014 1:30-3:30pm
  • 13 August 2014 1:30-3:30pm
  • 27 August 2014 1:30-3:30pm

Explore animal habitats at Killhope and try your hand at den building.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5.00 per person.

Website

http://www.killhope.org.uk/Pages/WorkshopsandEvents.aspx

Dragonfly

Pond Ecology

  • 5 August 2014 1:30-3pm
  • 19 August 2014 1:30-3pm

Come along and look for mini beasts and bugs in our ponds and river.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3.00 per person. Booking advisable.

Website

http://www.killhope.org.uk/Pages/WorkshopsandEvents.aspx

Girl in the wood

Woodland Sculpture

  • 6 August 2014 1:30-3:30pm
  • 20 August 2014 1:30-3:30pm
  • 21 September 2014 1:30-3:30pm
  • 19 October 2014 1:30-3:30pm

Create your own piece of woodland sculpture at Killhope.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

£2.00 per child. Booking available. Hot chocolate optional for £1.00.

Website

http://www.killhope.org.uk/Pages/WorkshopsandEvents.aspx

photograph of ladybird

Kids Nature Craft

  • 12 October 2014 1:30-3pm
  • 2 November 2014 1:30-3pm

Make insect hotels to take home and help your friendly wildlife hibernate over the winter. Free to take home. Make a hedgehog hibernation hotel.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

£4.00 per child.

Website

http://www.killhope.org.uk/Pages/WorkshopsandEvents.aspx

photograph of forest

Twilight Lantern Walk

  • 25 October 2014 2:30-5pm

An afternoon of magical fun. Make your own lantern and bring it for a twilight walk through our woodland.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5.00 per person.

Website

http://www.killhope.org.uk/Pages/WorkshopsandEvents.aspx

Girl peering through the trees

Campfire Fun

  • 1 — 2 November 2014 1-4pm

Make a campfire, woodland crafts, toast marshmallows on the fire and warm up with hot chocolate.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

£5.00 per person. Booking is essential.

Website

http://www.killhope.org.uk/Pages/WorkshopsandEvents.aspx

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