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Killhope

From £4.70
Killhope
Upper Weardale
Cowshill
County Durham
DL13 1AR

Tel: +44 01388 537505

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Killhope

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.

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS

Awards

  • 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

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    142
  • Very Good
    27
  • Average
    3
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    2

Recent Reviews:

  • trevor t
    Cambridge, UK
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    a well presented and interesting museum about lead mining - with an underground water wheel
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 25th September 2016
    This, mostly outdoor, museum describes the history of lead mining on the site. There is a very interesting indoor section showing the history of the mine, and containing lots of minerals and strange... Read full review
  • ljonesy1977
    Sunderland, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Fab day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 13th September 2016
    It was heritage weekend from Thursday to Sunday so I was looking for somewhere for my husband and I to go for the day. Wanted somewhere a bit different and came across Killhope in the list. We... Read full review
  • sparklinses
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Worth a trek
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 12th September 2016
    So on the way to Killhope you might worry that you are driving into middle earth ..especially if it is drizzling and the majority of the journey is covered in mist. Don't turn back! The museum is... Read full review

Special Offers

Facilities

Provider Features

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction

Accessibility

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

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Catering

  • 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)
DayTimes
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.
more info

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).
more info

Sunday, 23rd October 2016 - Sunday, 23rd October 2016

Killhope - Animal Handling Session by Four PawsA wonderful opportunity for children (and adults) to meet and get up close and personal with creatures you may not have encountered before! Early booking essential.
more info

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