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
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.
Discover our original and working Armstrong water wheel.
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 soups, sandwiches, scones, … 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 our short video to see some of our activities in … more