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
Following the latest national guidance on Coronavirus, we have regrettably taken the decision to remain closed until further notice.
We will be monitoring Government guidance around social distancing closely and will reopen as soon as we can.
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 a 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 has a choice of soups, sandwiches, scones, cakes and lots … more
We are delighted to be the home of the Weardale tub. Taking inspiration from on of lead mining tubs, local artist Mark Burns Cassell’s idea was brought to life by artist and sculptor Dr Ron Lawson; who built the metal frame of the tub. From … 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 a short video to see some of our activities … more