Snailbeach, Nr Minsterley, Shropshire, SY5 0NS.
- Part disabled access
It was the biggest lead mine in Shropshire and it is reputed to have yielded the greatest volume of lead per acre of any mine in Europe. Underground mining…
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Next to Leadhills,
Tel: 01659 74387.
Set in the picturesque village of Wanlockhead, which at 1,531 feet above sea level is the highest village in Scotland. Includes a real 18th century lead…
The Copper Kingdom Centre, Amlwch Port, Anglesey/Sir Fon, LL68 9HE.
Award winning heritage centre based in Amlwch Port, and houses a number of interactive displays which help describe the history of copper mining in the…
Deepdale, Mill Lane,
Tel: 01287 642 877.
Situated in the buildings of Loftus Ironstone Mine. Guided tours around museum and underground. Wheelchairs available.
Neath Port Talbot,
Tel: 01639 750 556.
Preserved anthracite coal pit originally opened in 1926. Original steam winding engine built by Worseley Mesnes of Wigan in 1927 and a recreated mining…
Glengowla , Glengowla East, Oughterard, Co. Galway, IRELAND.
Buried beneath the Connemara Mountain lies a way of life long abandoned and almost forgotten just waiting for you to explore via a unique, guided, underground…
Tel: 01388 537 505.
The most complete site in Britain restored as an interpretive museum of the lead mining industry. 34ft diameter overshot working waterwheel. Park level…
Smithson Farm, Woodend Road, Reedley Hallows, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 9DR.
Woodend Colliery was one of the smaller pits in the Burnley Coalfield, it opened in 1912 and closed completely in 1959 and it was in fact the last vertical…
Queen Elizabeth II Country Park,
Tel: 01670 624 455.
Original pit buildings now house interpretive displays showing the development of coal mining and what life was like for the miners and their families.…
Lewis Merthyr Colliery,
Coed Cae Road,
Rhondda Cynon Taff,
Tel: 01443 803 599.
Mining museum with ‘Black Gold Experience’. Trefor winding house contains an 1890 horizontal twin cylinder winding engine. Two steam hammers and two…
New Portreath Road,
Tel: 01209 215 185.
Illustrates Cornwall’s industrial heritage and is Cornwall’s last working original tin streaming mill. The mill is housed in a complex of small buildings…
Afan Forest Park,
Neath Port Talbot,
Tel: 01639 851 833.
The museum portrays the working life of a miner and the hardship that both adults and children had to endure. The museum is made up of both indoor and…
Sygun Copper Mine,
Tel: 01766 890 595.
A unique reminder of 19th century methods of ore extraction and processing, situated in the glorious Gwynant Valley, the heart of the stunning Snowdonia…
Higher Green Lane,
Tel: 01942 895 841.
The last surviving headgear and winding engine in the Lancashire coalfield. Coal mining and steam power exhibits and narrow gauge railway.
Cannop Hill, Speech House Road, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 7EL.
Regular underground tours, guided by miners through the workings to see the conditions in which coal miners worked. Practical shoes and warm clothing are…
Robinson's Shaft, Dudnance Lane , Pool, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 3QY.
Set in the shadow of an iconic Cornish engine house, Heartlands has brought the former derelict mining landscape at Robinson’s Shaft back to life through…
The Rocks, Clearwell,
Royal Forest of Dean,
Tel: 01594 832 535.
An extensive natural cave system, set in a beautiful valley. Walk through the nine impressive caverns and mine workings with exciting mining equipment…
Big Pit National Coal Museum,
Tel: 0300 111 2333.
Standing high on the heather-clad moors of Blaenafon, the museum still retains many features of its former life as a coal mine. The tunnels and buildings…
Tel: 01326 573 173.
18th century tin mine with guided underground tours. Indoor/outdoor museum. Working Cornish beam engine and many other engines from a former era.
Country Park, Pit Lane, Pleasley, Derbyshire, NG19 7PH.
The oldest and deepest pit in the East Midlands coalfield. The colliery was noted for a number of innovative features, including the first electric lighting…
Lady Victoria Colliery,
Tel: 0131 663 7519.
Historic ‘A‘ Listed colliery with the Grant Ritchie steam winding engine. Tours through former colliery workings. Visitor centre with audio visual…
Caphouse Colliery, New Road,
Tel: 01924 848 806.
Guided tour 450ft below ground; also various indoor/outdoor displays, wood headstock, 1876 steam winding house. Original Davy steam winder runs daily.
Tel: 01766 830 306 .
Tour an actual slate mine. See workshops where demonstrations of slate splitting, locomotive ‘Eclipse‘, slate wagons and winding gear. Underground…