Killhope is a multi-award winning 19th century mining museum in the centre of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), where you can experience the life and work of the lead … more
Killhope is closed for the winter and re-opens on Friday 30 March 2018. You can still call us to register your interest in a future blacksmith course or to purchase a 2018 Yurt voucher.
Enjoy a scenic walk, explore the woodland and spot some amazing wildlife.
Look out for our famous red squirrels!
We've got plenty to offer groups. Find out more about our educational visits and activities, which include a mine visit, storytelling, construction and mapping skills.
We have thousands of objects available at the museum, many of which are on public display. Our collections are divided into different categories: Community Life Domestic and Family Life … more
Watch our short video to see some of our activities in action. To help you get the most out of a visit to Killhope remember to read our Top Tips Underground tours in the mine, a stint of ‘hard … more
Admission to the shop and café is free, so why not pop in to pick up a souvenir, grab a coffee or a bite to eat? Café The café offers a wonderful menu with a choice of home-made soups, sandwiches, … more
Book an overnight stay We have 3 yurts at Killhope; Lapwing, Plover and Curlew and we are now taking bookings for overnight stays until 29 October 2017. Lapwing is our largest yurt and sleeps up to 15 people, Plover and Curlew are smaller and … more
A visit to Killhope is a unique and unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages. Why not pay a visit and work as a washerboy for the day, see the working machinery in the Jigger House. View the artworks and installations on site or simply just … more
Welcome to our gallery, we hope you enjoy the images taken on site at the museum. You can also watch our short video to see some of our activities in … more