Killhope Wheel Lead Mining CentreDurham Category Food and Drink, Outdoor Activities, Museums & Galleries, Shopping, For the Family
A visit to Killhope, the award winning North of England Lead Mining Museum, is a unique and unforgettable experience. Killhope is a fully restored nineteenth century Victorian lead mine, where you can experience for yourself the life and work of the lead mining families of the Pennine dales.
Our enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff are here to help you get the most from your visit, they are what makes Killhope a multi award wining venue.
Killhope is famous for its huge working waterwheel, but there is much more to Killhope. You can experience the mineshop where miners lived. You can work as a "washerboy" looking for minerals and galena (which is the lead ore). You can see the working machinery (which Fred Dibnah admired so much) in the "jigger house". But above all, Killhope's award-winning mine tour is unique.
From the moment you put on your hard hats, cap-lamps and wellingtons, your visit becomes an unforgettable adventure!