Features sites for museums that present exhibits, interactive experiences, and educational opportunities related to the mining industry located in the United Kingdom.
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Blue Hills Tin Streams
Working tin mine offers tours of the mine plus tin jewellery made on site. Includes some history and online guided tour of processes.
Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum
Visitor information including opening times, map, and bookings. Includes map of ironstone mines and industry history. Located in Skinningrove, Cleveland.
Durham Mining Museum
History and culture of the coal mining industry in the North of England. Includes details of fatalities, disaster and collieries and pits.
Honister Slate Mine
Describes England's only Slate Mine at Honister Pass, Keswick, where there are underground visits and a heritage centre. The history of the slate mine and general information about slate is given.
Langton Matravers Museum
Former Coach House Museum provides exhibits devoted to the history of local limestone. Includes a visitor's guide. Located in the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset.
Modern History Sourcebook: Women Miners in the English Coal Pits
An account of women and girls working in British coal mines in 1842.
The Museum of Lead Mining
Scotland's only former lead mine at Wanlockhead in South West Scotland. Brief visitor information about the underground tour, and the museum with its mineral display.
National Coal Mining Museum
The museum at Wakefield in West Yorkshire gives the visitor the opportunity to go 450ft down one of the oldest working mines in England. Includes a guide to the history and facilities.
National Mining Museum Scotland
Located at the Lady Victoria Colliery was founded to preserve and present Scotland's mining heritage. Visitor information, history of the mine and information about special functions.
National Slate Museum
Heritage centre at Llanberis, bringing back to life the inheritance of the North Wales slate industry. Visitor information, events and educational section.
Peak District Mines Historical Society (PDMHS)
Exists to preserve industrial heritage sites related to mining for lead, fluorspar, barytes and other minerals in the Peak District. Information about their projects, resources, museum, publications and a list of British mines in 1896.
Sygun Copper Mine
Situated in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, where there are winding tunnels and large, colourful chambers. Brief information about the mine, and about the stalactite and stalagmite formations.
Yorkshire Dales Mining Museum
Contains lead mining relics. Includes an overview of the group, collection details, opening times, and an admission charge.
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