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From £4.70
Upper Weardale
County Durham
DL13 1AR

Tel: +44 01388 537505

Add Killhope to your Itinerary


Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£8.60 per ticket type
Child£4.70 per ticket type
Concession£7.60 per ticket type

Tickets valid for 12 months, charges for activities are additional.
*Concessions include - Over 60's, students, unemployed and disabled. **Under fours have free admission, however, we regret they cannot go down the mine.
Free admission to Shop and Café which are open daily 10.30-17.00.


  • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS


  • 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


  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

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Recent Reviews:

  • Leanne C
    Ipswich, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Fantastic place for adults and children alike
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 21st October 2016
    Do time your visit to include a trip down the mine. Worth looking around the well laid out museum first so children understand what the mine is all about. If you have easily scared children I... Read full review
  • elgun2016
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Great place
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 19th October 2016
    Well let me start by saying i havent been to the lead mining, historical side of the site because on the occasions ive visited the weather hasnt been good. I have visited the visitor centre cafe... Read full review
  • Austen R
    Kabul, Afghanistan
    Trip Type:
    Well worth a visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 14th October 2016
    Fantastic day had by all. The tour of mine was for 45 min and very interesting. A lot to see for adults and thing for children to do . Staff are fantastic spent a lot of time with us showing us... Read full review


Provider Features

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction


  • Facility for service dogs
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Light refreshments and snacks. Max 30.
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Please prebook.
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 100
  • Min group size - 10
  • Solo accepted
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted - On a lead.
  • Toilets

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Min group size numeric qualifier - 10

Group Travel

  • Out of Hours Visits

Opening Times

2016 (25 Mar 2016 - 30 Oct 2016)
Monday - Sunday10:30 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:30 - 17:00

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

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A69. Take the A689 road, Killhope is situated between Alston and Stanhope.

Public Transport Directions

Traveline 0871 200 22 33 for general transport information. Weardale Motor Services run a regular bus service through Weardale. Normally this terminates at Cowshill, 2.5 miles east of Killhope, but certain summer services will run to Killhope by request. Please contact Weardale Motor Services for details and booking tel: 01388 528235 for details.
If you arrive by this bus we'll give you a 10% 'Green Discount' on your entry fee!
If you come on your bike you'll get a 10% 'Green admission discount'
Look out for the roof of england Sunday bus through out the summer 2013 season

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Thursday, 27th October 2016 - Thursday, 27th October 2016

Killhope - Kids Spar Box workshopVisit the minerals and spar boxes in our collection and be inspired to create your very own spar box to take home. Help keep this very special folk craft alive! All materials provided. Booking essential.
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Sunday, 30th October 2016 - Sunday, 30th October 2016

Killhope - Halloween CraftsHalloween Crafts and guided scary mine trips 1.00pm, 3.00pm and 4.00pm (places on mine tours limited and underground trips are unsuitable for children aged under 4yrs).
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