Killhope The North of England Lead Mining Museum

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Near Cowshill Upper Weardale
Co Durham
DL13 1AR

  • Phone: 01388 537505

Killhope, The North of England Lead Mining Museum, is a multi award winning museum. Killhope is the only lead mine in the North-east open to the public.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Daily 11am to 5pm April to October Closed: Nov - Mar - However we are open all year round for pre - booked groups of over 10


Adult £8,20 Concession £7.20 Children £4.50 Under 4 years free. Tickets valid for 12months Prices correct 9/5/2015


  • Museums Association
  • English Heritage

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Children's play area
  • Education facilities available
  • Parking for coaches
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Picnic area
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Refreshments
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas

Facilities information:

Killhope has a well-stocked shop and cafe. Wonderful Woodland Walk which includes Red Squirrel Hide. Free Parking. Dogs welcome


  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • General guide to collections available
  • Guided tours
  • Information point provided
  • Loan service
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Touch exhibits

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