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What a lovely day out and experience.

What a little gem. Friendly and informative staff that helped enhance the experience. Saw red... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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A very informative and interesting visit

We were staying at a cottage nearby in Nenthead and found out about the mine from there. The staff... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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Killhope The North of England Lead Mining Museum is a multi-award winning attraction and is situated 450 metres (1500 feet) above sea level in Upper Weardale within the stunning North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With breath taking...more
Upper Weardale, Cowshill DL13 1AR, England
+44 1388 537505
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

Use to be nice but the place feels run down and the cafe use to be lovely but i think it has been taken over and is not very good now and the price for one day entry or membership is to much money use...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

What a little gem. Friendly and informative staff that helped enhance the experience. Saw red squirrels on the woodland walk and experienced seeing and practical rock sessions, mining and much more. Well worth a visit and lovely cake too at the warm cafe!!! Had a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

We were staying at a cottage nearby in Nenthead and found out about the mine from there. The staff were very helpful and held the tour back for a few minutes to give us time to get our wellies and coats. The tour leader was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LJD1250
Reviewed 25 September 2018

So very interesting - any the staff were very friendly and helpful. It is great that even in these times of austerity, Durham County Council has the foresight to keep open this glimpse into the past lives of people in the area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank spudyorkshire
Reviewed 15 September 2018

In a stunning setting, Killhope Mine is well worth a couple of hours. It has a real sense that the workforce might reappear at any time! The underground mine tour was made special by our guide's knowledge and familiarity with past miners - he made...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kate W
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We visited Killhope on a cold rainy day. We didn't really mind as we were going inside the mine! We were given wellies, hard hats and a torch each. Do wear a waterproof jacket as there are a few areas of dripping/running water in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank runny83
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Killhope museum is a remote county council run museum in the border with Cumbria. It is a museum about Lead mining in the area, and it is actually the site of an old lead mine! The information inside the museum is excellent...this deals with Lead...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Eddie730
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit for an eager family to visit. Mining museum, outside play area for kids and old mining equipment for them to fiddle with. The best part for us was donning wellies and going into the mine. Even at 3pm in the last...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We went on a Wednesday afternoon when the weather was abysmal, decided to have lunch in the café first, hoping that the rain would abate, it didn't! We all different sandwiches, and they were very tasty and reasonably priced. I went on the mine tour...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AlanandBeryl
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Great interesting place - family of 6 adults 2 children - youngest 4 eldest 55 all found the underground tour fascinating . Staff - Andrea very good with littleones whilst enjoying searching for special stones .Value for money . Good day had by all !!

Date of experience: August 2018
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sarah p
19 July 2018|
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Response from Jackie k | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Sorry that I cannot answer that question. We had or dogs with us and as they are not allowed underground we didn't bother.
Keith B
5 August 2017|
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Response from David R | Reviewed this property |
Yes you do. You can take your own if you have them, but they also provide them free for those that need them.