Albany Way, Washington, Tyne & Wear, NE37 1BJ.
Step back in time and remember the region's coal mining heritage. Impressive winding engine, now operated by an electric motor. The 'F' pit, which was…
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…
Upper Lumsdale Valley, Lumsdale, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5LA.
The valley, on the edge of Matlock, is one of the best water-powered industrial archaeological sites in Great Britain; it is unusual to see so extensive…
Frosterley Railway Station, Stanhope, Nr Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, DL13 2SL.
Three walks start from Frosterley Station on the Weardale Railway, which look at some of the old quarrying remains of Frosterley and their effects on the…
A4069, Between Llangadog and Upper Brynamman, Brecon Beacons, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, .
Starting from either of the car parks on the A4069, follow the marked trail and audio trail around the quarries. There are interpretation panels in the…
Tel: 01872 553 341.
A family business producing tin on this site for over 40 years. Follow the working machinery to find out how we turn rock in to refined Cornish tin metal.…
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…
Tel: 01209 614 681.
Oldest complete mine site. Museum followed by a guided tour through the mine's tin concentration with working machinery. See ongoing restoration.
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…
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…
Northumberland Museum & Archives,
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.…
Threlkeld Quarry, Threlkeld, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4TT.
Museum of Lakeland Mining & Quarrying. Underground guided tour. Largest collection of vintage excavators in Europe. 2ft gauge passenger carrying railway.
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…
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.
The Grand Pavilion,
Tel: 01629 583 834.
Discover the fascinating history of Lead Mining in the Peak District with its unique laws and customs. Experience the hazards of the Derbyshire Lead Miner…
The Silver Mountain Experience, llywernog, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire/Ceredigion, SY23 3AB.
The museum is full of interesting artefacts and information all about the history of the silver-lead mine, and the mining in Wales.
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.
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…
Mechanics and Riveters The full length collectors edition of Fred Dibnah's epic journey around Britain on his traction engine – complete and…
Part one of a two part look at steam-powered Victorian pumping stations.
It’s not everybody who has a coal mine in their back garden!