Nenthead Mines Heritage Centre

(See also Nenthead)

Nenthead mine heritage centre by David PattisonThe Nenthead Mines Heritage Centre displays tell the story of the people, places, tools, lifestyle, and legacy of the lead mining industry in the area. The 200 acre site, one of the largest in the north Pennines, provides self guided trails, a picnic area, cafè and shop, bunkhouse accommodation, and mineral panning.

Nenthead mine heritage centre by Bruce MorrisonTwo attractions are subterranean: Carrs Mine and Brewery Shaft. However, to explore the mine requires mine and cave exploration equipment. A local outdoor centre takes groups underground to Smallcleugh mine. The interconnected mine working stretch for miles in every direction.

Nenthead Mines Heritage Centre
Nenthead mines heritage centre by Mick Garratton the A689 south-east of Alston
Cumbria, CA9 3PD
Tel. 01434 382 726 or 382 037
Open: 3rd week May–through 3rd week June; mid July–through Sep Labour Day weekend; 11am–5pm, last mine entry 3.30pm; open year round for pre–booked groups

Note: Please check opening times and dates before visiting in case of changes.

Photos courtesy of David Pattison , Bruce Morrison , Mick Garratt.

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