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Haig Pit - CLOSED

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very interesting

good explanation of mining history of the area, well worth seeing.check when it is open though... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2016
Kathleen S
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Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand
Great food and views over the Solway

Home-made food,which was lovely.Very reasonably priced specials,and wonderful cakes! Only downside... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2015
Patricia F
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  • Terrible17%
24 Oct 2016
“It's closed!”
24 Aug 2016
“2.4 million lottery money... Closed a year later”
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Solway Road Kells, Whitehaven CA28 9BG, England
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

I was having a good wander around Whitehaven and following the coastal path when I saw the tower of what would have been a mine in the distance. I walked all the way there to find that it was closed and now being used as...More

Thank Alastair N
Reviewed 24 August 2016

All that money spent on a museum that achieved its predicted visitors yet still closed after a year. It had a nice cafe and good food. Museum was worth a visit and they had a room for private function. How could they have been such...More

3  Thank Wirralwander
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Adding a review since the last one must have been posted some time after the visit took place; the attraction is closed to the public and the visitor centre is being used as offices by a mining company - for up to 24 months according...More

2  Thank Lynne D
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Amazing to see the old pit workings preserved the way they are. Nice local cafe, good place to hold small events

Thank NikiSmile
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Although this pit is advertised in 2016 brochures it is closed and being used as offices very disappointing as we walked up the long winding coastal pathway with no indication of the closure.

4  Thank sandrapeters2016
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Don't visit. The place is no longer open. If you go in error, enjoy the beautiful coastal walks and free car parking here

2  Thank Jenny S
Reviewed 16 April 2016

good explanation of mining history of the area, well worth seeing.check when it is open though before you decide to visit

Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Unfortunately this attraction is now closed, not sure what went wrong, but it's a real shame as it gave all visitors an insight into the history of the area and this long lost industry.

Thank Bill P
Reviewed 11 January 2016

If you are interested in industrial archeology and recent history, this is a good place to visit. There are retired miners who describe life down the pit.

1  Thank Derek F
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Home-made food,which was lovely.Very reasonably priced specials,and wonderful cakes! Only downside was that last orders for cooked food is 14.15. Allowed our little dog in,and as this is a great place to walk over the tops to work up an appetite,remember to get in early!

1  Thank Patricia F
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