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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:

  • Fiona P
    Trip Type:
    Really lovely day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 24th August 2016
    Visited today whilst in Durham area on holiday. Could easily have spent all day here with our two children 8 and 10. Lovely weather meant we could enjoy a picnic by the stream (and a paddle) and then... Read full review
  • Jean29_12
    Durham, United Kingdom
    well worth a visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 23rd August 2016
    Going down this mine makes me glad that I did not live and work in them times...a bit daunting walking through the water not knowing how deep it is but well worth a visit.Then sitting in the... Read full review
  • agjavjones5
    Southborough, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 21st August 2016
    On the recommendation of a friend we made the journey to Killhope lead mining museum and were not disappointed. Without exception staff were friendly and informative and the underground tour was... Read full review

Special Offers


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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Sunday, 28th August 2016 - Sunday, 28th August 2016

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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Friday, 9th September 2016 - Monday, 12th September 2016

Heritage Open Days: Killhope Discover hidden architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities which bring to life local history and culture. We hope you enjoy Heritage Open Days in County Durham. Note that some tours and activities require booking
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Sunday, 18th September 2016 - Sunday, 18th September 2016

Killhope - Deadly or Delicious?A fungus foray around the woods and site at Killhope in the company of expert Brian Athey followed by a BBQ taster session of the edible specimens found. Please note this is not a pushchair friendly walk. Stout footwear is essential.
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Saturday, 24th September 2016 - Saturday, 24th September 2016

Killhope - Hazely Hush Guided WalkA free guided walk into Killhopes’ unique woodland environment. The hush will be explored, ancient mining techniques discussed and a chance to see our rare Red Squirrels. This walk has steep steps and uneven ground. Stout footwear required.
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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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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.
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Sunday, 18th September 2016 - Sunday, 18th September 2016

Killhope - Beamish Trophy Trial44th Beamish Trophy Trial. A wonderful opportunity to see a range of vintage motorcycles. The Killhope site is a check point on this annual event.
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Sunday, 25th September 2016 - Sunday, 25th September 2016

Killhope - Red Squirrel Awareness DayA guided walk in the woods looking for signs of activity, including a visit to the squirrel hide followed by craft activity. Learn about our Red Squirrel population and their habitat.
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