Mines

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Arigna Mining Experience

Arigna, Carrick-on-Shannon, Roscommon, Ireland.
Tel: 00 353 71 96 46466.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

The centre was developed to preserve the energy heritage of the Arigna Valley and to ensure that Arigna maintains its link with Energy themes: Past, Present…

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Allihies Copper Mine Museum

Allihies, Beara, West Cork, Cork, Ireland.
Tel: 00 353 27 73218.

  • Refreshments

Bears witness to the phenomenal copper mining industry at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution that changed the land and people of Allihies forever.

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Glengowla Mines

Glengowla , Glengowla East, Oughterard, Galway, Ireland.
Tel: 00 353 872 529 850.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

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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Woodhorn

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

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • 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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Pleasley Colliery

Pit Lane, Pleasley, Derbyshire, NG19 7PH.
Tel: 01623 818 828.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Full disabled access

Scheduled Ancient Monument being developed into a mining heritage site. Two steam winders, one by Lilleshall Co. Ltd, the other by Markham & Co. Ltd.

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Museum of Welsh Mining – Rhondda Heritage Park

Lewis Merthyr Colliery, Coed Cae Road, Trehafod, Rhondda Cynon Taff, CF37 2NP.
Tel: 01443 682 036.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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

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A Richard Trevithick pumping engine used in a local mine.

Peak District Lead Mining Museum

The Grand Pavilion, South Parade, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, DE4 3NR.
Tel: 01629 583 834.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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…

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Nenthead Mines

Nenthead Smelting Mill, Nenthead, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3PN.
Tel: 07519 836 019.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments

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

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

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • 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

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

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • 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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Museum of Lead Mining

Museum of Lead Mining

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

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • 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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Snailbeach Lead Mine

Snailbeach, Nr Minsterley, Shropshire, SY5 0NS.
Tel: 07716 116 732.

  • Car Park
  • 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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