Killhope is a fully restored nineteenth century lead mine, where you can experience for yourself the life and work of the lead mining families of the Pennine dales.
Killhope is famous for its huge working waterwheel. You can experience the “mineshop” where miners lived. You can work as a “washerboy” looking for minerals and galena (which is the lead ore). You can see the working machinery in the “jigger house”. But above all, Killhope’s award-winning mine tour is unique.
Killhope holds the national collection of Spar Boxes which sits alongside Magnificent Minerals and the Pennine Jewels.
Winner of Sandford Award 2008.