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Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

Saltburn by The Sea
TS13 4AP

During the 19th Century Cleveland was a major ironstone mining area. At its peak the industry supported some 80 mines with an annual production of nearly seven million tons. This museum is situated on the site of Cleveland's first ironstone mine. The Museum has grown significantly since it first opened in 1983, due in great part to the many volunteers and friends who have helped develop it. The Museum offers a fully guided tour around the site.

On the site visitors can enjoy an exciting and authentic underground experience and discover the special skills and customs of the Cleveland miners. They can hear how ironstone was first discovered in the area, experience the cavernous ventilation spaces, enter the North Drift of the old mine, see how the stone was drilled and charged and hear tales of working underground.

General Information:

  • Pre-booked parties welcome
  • Induction loop
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Teachers packs and worksheets available (key stages 1 and 2)

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By the village of Skinningrove, off the A174 coastal road between Saltburn and Whitby.
Nearest station Saltburn, buses hourly to Skinningrove.

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum Postcode for SatNav: TS13 4AP


+44 (0)1287 642 877

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