Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

LOCATION

SKINNINGROVE, NORTH YORKSHIRE

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Travel a few miles north up the coast from Whitby to discover the history of ironstone mining and its influence on people’s lives at this interesting industrial museum. The development of ironstone mining in the local area had a major impact on the growth of Teesside as a whole, and this is the place to find out more, as you join a fully guided tour and even head – briefly – underground.

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum
Deepdale,SKINNINGROVE,Saltburn-by-the-Sea,TS13 4AP
Phone : 01287 642877

Features

Children
  • Suitable for children of all ages
Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
Accessibility
  • Facilities: 2 wheelchairs on site, disabled parking
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Open Feb half term-Oct, Mon-Fri 10.30-3.30, Sat 1-3.30 (last tour leaves at 3.30). Group visits all year by prior arrangement (please phone)

About the area

Discover North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.

The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.

York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.

 

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