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Workshops and Events

Exhibitions 2014 

Find out about life as a miner - our new exhibition.

September 

11 - 14 September Heritage Open Days. Free admission to the site. Mine supplement payable for mine tour.

14 September - Hazely Hush walks, 1.30pm. A guided tour of Killhope’s woodland environment. The hush will be explored, ancient mining techniques discussed and a chance to see our rare red squirrels. This is not a gentle stroll so stout footwear is essential.

20 September - Willow / reed weaving workshop, 10.30am-2.30pm costs £25 (lunch not included).

20 September - Methodism evening talk, 7pm - 9pm, costs £6.50. Methodism in the dales.

21 September - Woodland Sculpture, 1.30pm - 3.30pm, costs £5. Session ends with hot chocolate and marshmallows. Booking is recommended.

28 September - Deadly or delicious! 1.30pm - 3.30pm, costs £1 per adult and 50 pence per child. A fungus forage around Killhope woods with expert Brian Athey. This is not a pushchair friendly route and stout footwear is recommended. Edible BBQ for taster session back on site after the walk. Walk lasts approx 2 hours. Booking is not necessary.

October 

5 October - Kids Clay Sculpture, 1pm and 3pm, costs £3. Booking is recommended.

5 October - free volunteer taster day - managing woodland environments, 10.30am-4pm. Lunch and refreshments included. Please telephone to book a place.

12 October - Kids Nature Craft, 1.30pm and 3pm, costs £4. Make insect hotels to take home and help your friendly wildlife hibernate over the winter. Free to take home. Make a hedgehog hibernation hotel.

12 October - Soap making workshop, 10.30am - 4pm, costs £40. This includes lunch and refreshments. Booking is essential and a deposit is required.

18 October - Mining History evening talk, 7pm - 9pm, costs £6.50. A talk on the development of Killhope with slides.

19 October - Woodland Sculpture, 1.30pm - 3.30pm, costs £5. Session ends with hot chocolate and marshmallows. Booking is recommended.

19 October - free volunteer taster day - heritage restoration, 10.30am-4pm. Lunch and refreshments included. Please telephone to book a place.

19 October - Hazely Hush walks, 1.30pm. A guided tour of Killhope’s woodland environment. The hush will be explored and ancient mining techniques discussed and a chance to see our rare red squirrels. This is not a gentle stroll so stout footwear is essential.

25 October - Twilight lantern walks, 2.30pm -5pm, costs £5.  An afternoon of magical fun. Make your own lantern and bring it for a twilight walk through our woodland. Session ends with hot chocolate and marshmallows. Booking is recommended.

25 October - free volunteer taster day - working with nature, 10.30am-4pm. Lunch and refreshments included. Please telephone to book a place.

26 October - Beginners Crochet, 10.30am-4pm, costs £40, includes lunch and refreshments.

28 and 30 October - Kids Spar Box Fun, 11am and 1pm, costs £8.00. Visit the minerals and Spar Boxes in our collection and make a spar creation of your own. All materials supplied. keep this very special folk craft alive! Booking is recommended.

31 October - Halloween at Kilhope, costs £5. A day of fun, ghoulish crafts, and spooky story walks with wonderful story teller Adam Bushnell.

November 

1 November - Campfire Fun, 1pm, costs £5. Make a campfire, woodland crafts, toast marshmallows on the fire and warm up with hot chocolate. Booking is recommended.

2 November - Kids Nature Craft,  1.30pm and 3pm, costs £4. Make insect hotels to take home and help your friendly wildlife hibernate over the winter. Free to take home. Make a hedgehog hibernation hotel. Booking is recommended.

Charges 

All charges for listed activities are in addition to normal admission prices (tickets are valid for 12 months).

Events in the yurt 

We also have events and workshops in our yurt.

The museum closes for the winter from 2 November 2014