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Upper Weardale
County Durham
DL13 1AR

Tel: +44 01388 537505

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Killhope mining museum Durham

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Annual Pass£13.50 per ticket type
Adult Day Pass£9.00 per ticket type
Concession Annual Pass£9.00 per ticket type
Concession Day Pass£6.00 per ticket type
Family Annual Pass (2 adults & 2 concessions max)£37.00 per ticket type
Family Day Pass (2 adults & 2 concessions max)£25.00 per ticket type
Under 4's£1.00 per ticket type

Charges for activities are additional.
*Concessions include - children aged 4-16, over 60's, students, unemployed and disabled allowance. **Under fours are unable to go on the mine tour.
Killhope annual passes are valid for 12 months from your first visit for an unlimited number of visits.


  • VAQAS VB Attraction
VAQAS VB Attraction


  • Green AwardsGreen Tourism Business Scheme - Gold Green Tourism Business Scheme - Gold 2017
  • Visit England Code of Practice 2017
  • Regional and MiscellaneousTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017
  • Visit EnglandVisitengland Hidden Gem Visitengland Hidden Gem 2016


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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Recent Reviews:

  • LJD1250
    Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    A very informative and interesting visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 6th 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... Read full review
  • spudyorkshire
    Yorkshire, England
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    An absolute must to visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 25th 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... Read full review
  • Kate W
    Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
    Great industrial archaeology - and red squirrels!
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 15th 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... Read full review



  • Access Statement - Please see below

Group Travel

  • Out of Hours Visits

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Provider Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted - On a lead.

Access Information

Opening Times

2018 (30 Mar 2018 - 28 Oct 2018)
Monday - Sunday10:30 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:30 - 17:00

* Last admission 16.15. Last mine trip 15:30

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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