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Due to the current Corona virus outbreak, many attractions are delaying their 2020 season opening times and event organisers are cancelling or postponing their events.

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Therefore we urge you to check the latest information on the attraction or event's website or Facebook pages, and to contact them before travelling to avoid disappointment.

museums and attractions

Mines

Snailbeach Lead Mine

Snailbeach, Nr Minsterley, Shropshire, SY5 0NS.

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  • 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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Museum of Lead Mining 2020

Wanlockhead Village, Next to Leadhills, Dumfriesshire, ML12 6UT.
Tel: 01659 74387.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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…

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Copper Kingdom Centre 2020

The Copper Kingdom Centre, Amlwch Port, Anglesey/Sir Fon, LL68 9HE.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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…

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Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

Deepdale, Mill Lane, Skinningrove, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Cleveland, TS13 4AP.
Tel: 01287 642 877.

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  • Full disabled access

Situated in the buildings of Loftus Ironstone Mine. Guided tours around museum and underground. Wheelchairs available.

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Cefn Coed Colliery Museum

Neath Road, Creunant, Neath Port Talbot, SA10 8SN.
Tel: 01639 750 556.

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  • Part disabled access

Preserved anthracite coal pit originally opened in 1926. Original steam winding engine built by Worseley Mesnes of Wigan in 1927 and a recreated mining…

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Glengowla Mines 2020

Glengowla , Glengowla East, Oughterard, Co. Galway, IRELAND.

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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…

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Killhope 2020

Nr Cowshill, Upper Weardale, Co. Durham, DL13 1AR.
Tel: 01388 537 505.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

The most complete site in Britain restored as an interpretive museum of the lead mining industry. 34ft diameter overshot working waterwheel. Park level…

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Woodend Mining Museum 2020

Smithson Farm, Woodend Road, Reedley Hallows, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 9DR.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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…

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Woodhorn Museum 2020

Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9YF.
Tel: 01670 624 455.

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  • Full disabled access

Original pit buildings now house interpretive displays showing the development of coal mining and what life was like for the miners and their families.…

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Welsh Mining Experience – Rhondda Heritage Park 2020

Lewis Merthyr Colliery, Coed Cae Road, Trehafod, Rhondda Cynon Taff, CF37 2NP.
Tel: 01443 803 599.

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  • Full disabled access

Mining museum with ‘Black Gold Experience’. Trefor winding house contains an 1890 horizontal twin cylinder winding engine. Two steam hammers and two…

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Tolgus Tin Streaming Mill 2020

Tolgus Mill, New Portreath Road, Redruth, Cornwall, TR16 4HN.
Tel: 01209 215 185.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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…

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South Wales Miners’ Museum 2020

Afan Forest Park, Cynonville, Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot, SA13 3HG.
Tel: 01639 851 833.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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…

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Sygun Copper Mine 2020

Sygun Copper Mine, Beddgelert, Gwynedd, LL55 4NE.
Tel: 01766 890 595.

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  • Part disabled access

A unique reminder of 19th century methods of ore extraction and processing, situated in the glorious Gwynant Valley, the heart of the stunning Snowdonia…

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Lancashire Mining Museum 2020

Higher Green Lane, Astley Green, Tyldesley, Greater Manchester, M29 7JB.
Tel: 01942 895 841.

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  • Part disabled access

The last surviving headgear and winding engine in the Lancashire coalfield. Coal mining and steam power exhibits and narrow gauge railway.

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Hopewell Colliery Museum 2020

Cannop Hill, Speech House Road, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 7EL.

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  • Part disabled access

Regular underground tours, guided by miners through the workings to see the conditions in which coal miners worked. Practical shoes and warm clothing are…

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Heartlands 2020

Robinson's Shaft, Dudnance Lane , Pool, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 3QY.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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…

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Clearwell Caves 2020

The Rocks, Clearwell, Nr Coleford, Royal Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL16 8JR.
Tel: 01594 832 535.

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  • Part disabled access

An extensive natural cave system, set in a beautiful valley. Walk through the nine impressive caverns and mine workings with exciting mining equipment…

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Big Pit National Coal Museum 2020

Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenafon, Torfaen, NP4 9RL.
Tel: 0300 111 2333.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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…

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Poldark Mine 2020

Trenear, Wendron, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 0ES.
Tel: 01326 573 173.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

18th century tin mine with guided underground tours. Indoor/outdoor museum. Working Cornish beam engine and many other engines from a former era.

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Pleasley Pit 2020

Country Park, Pit Lane, Pleasley, Derbyshire, NG19 7PH.

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  • Full disabled access

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…

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Nenthead Mines 2020

Nenthead Smelting Mill, Nenthead, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3NR.

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Tells the story of this unique and dramatic site – now a scheduled monument – and of what was one of the most important lead mining sites in the North…

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National Mining Museum Scotland 2020

Lady Victoria Colliery, Newtongrange, Midlothian, EH22 4QN.
Tel: 0131 663 7519.

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  • Full disabled access

Historic ‘A‘ Listed colliery with the Grant Ritchie steam winding engine. Tours through former colliery workings. Visitor centre with audio visual…

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National Coal Mining Museum 2020

Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, Yorkshire, WF4 4RH.
Tel: 01924 848 806.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Guided tour 450ft below ground; also various indoor/outdoor displays, wood headstock, 1876 steam winding house. Original Davy steam winder runs daily.

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Llechwedd Slate Caverns 2020

Llechwedd, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 3NB.
Tel: 01766 830 306 .

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Tour an actual slate mine. See workshops where demonstrations of slate splitting, locomotive ‘Eclipse‘, slate wagons and winding gear. Underground…

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November 2019

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£4.50

October 2018

  • Down by the Canal – Leawood Pumphouse
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January 2019

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£4.25

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  • Arthur Napper’s Diary Notes - Part 4
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  • Rollag Reunion
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£4.50

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