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Upper Weardale
County Durham
DL13 1AR

Tel: +44 01388 537505

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Killhope is a multi award winning Victorian Mining Museum, and a gold standard Green Tourism destination. Killhope offers a grand day out for the whole family, whether looking for fun or to immerse yourself in history. Equipped with mine hat, cap lamp and wellies, accompany one of our friendly guides on an unforgettable tour of Park Level Mine.

Our enthusiastic team will ensure you have a day to remember. Find your own minerals as you work as a Victorian washerboy. Dress up in Victorian style clothes in the lodging room. Working water wheels on site and underground.

Exhibitions in the centre include National Spar Boxes Collection, Magnificent Minerals and Pennine Jewels - new exhibitions each year. Walk the woodland trails to see our red squirrels and an array of other wildlife. 

Special events take place throughout the year with normal admission prices applying. Check the website for details.

Admission to the newly refurbished shop and cafe is free, so why not pop in to pick up a souvenir, grab a coffee or a bite to eat to complete a great day out.


  • Green AwardsGreen Tourism Business Scheme - Gold Green Tourism Business Scheme - Gold 2015
  • Visit England Code of Practice 2016
  • Visit EnglandQuality Assured Visitor Attraction Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2014
  • Regional and MiscellaneousTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
  • Visit EnglandVisitengland Hidden Gem Visitengland Hidden Gem 2016
  • Regional and MiscellaneousVisit County Durham Official Partner Visit County Durham Official Partner 2016

Opening Times

2016 (25 Mar 2016 - 30 Oct 2016)
Bank Holiday10:3017:00

* Open 10.30-1700 (last admission 16.15).Free admission to shop and cafe which are open daily 10:30 - 17:00.

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