Killhope is the best preserved lead mining site in Britain and is at the heart of what was the largest lead mining area, the North Pennines.
The museum is centered on a Victorian lead mining complex known as Park Level Mine and Park Level Mill. It opened in 1853.
Come and visit Killhope and we will immerse you in the history.
For information about lead mining, please see the following:
See our exhibitions, the site, guided mine tour, events and workshops, trails around Killhope woods and may be a chance to see our red squirrels. A warm welcome awaits you in Killhope's shop and Pip's cafe.