From Monday 17th May, Killhope will open its doors to visitors for free this summer, offering people the chance to celebrate the county’s lead-mining heritage seven days a week.
A number of outdoor events will be held at the Victorian lead-mining museum throughout the summer. Small groups will also be able to take part in guided tours of the underground mine and look for lead ore and minerals on the washing floor.
Alongside the exhibitions, a play park, gift shop and new café will open to visitors and the museum has a number of yurts available for hire for special occasions.
As a result of some essential maintenance, which has been delayed because of the pandemic, Killhope’s waterwheel and jigger house will remain closed for the foreseeable future.
The museum will open seven days a week from 10.30am until 5pm, with final admissions at 4pm.
Killhope is a multi award winning Victorian lead mining museum offering a great day out for the family. Guided mine tours, working water wheel, original machinery, exhibitions, workshops, family events, performances, stunning scenery, Yurt hires, shop and cafe.
Special events take place throughout the year with normal admission prices applying. Check the website for details.
Admission free during Summer 2021.
- VAQAS VB Attraction
- Visit England VAQAS 2019
- Green Awards Green Tourism Business Scheme - Gold 2017
- Visit England Code of Practice 2017
- Visit England Visitengland Hidden Gem 2016
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Travelers Choice 2020
- Very Good41
- kathyhaygarthHawes, United KingdomTrip Type:Family1sr visit would return but only if the lady on reception wasn’t on!Wednesday, 28th August 2019As a group of 10 we visited today. Upon arrival the lady on reception was very rude, unwelcoming and we seemed to be an inconvenience. She tutted at everything. Thankfully Bridget the tour guide... Read full review
- Judith TDurham, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyDay outWednesday, 28th August 2019We went intending to spend a xouple of hours but ended uo being the last on site. Staff friendly and knowledgeable, cafe nice and clean. We will be returning again. Read full review
- MERandGCRReading, United KingdomDidn't Get In As Access Was ClosedFriday, 27th September 2019Sorry to have to give a bad review, but this is for the benefit of anyone who - like us - drove for an hour to go, only to be thwarted due to the access being closed due to heavy rain. For the... Read full review
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Parking & Transport
- Parking (free)
- Dogs Accepted - On a lead.
|2021 (17 May 2021 - 31 Oct 2021)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:30||- 17:00|
|Bank Holiday||10:30||- 17:00|
Map & 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