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Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire, England

  • Boy lights candle at Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum in Saltburn-by-the-Sea
  • Staff at Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum in Saltburn by the Sea

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum is the only known mining museum built on the actual site of a former ironstone mine, so you can be sure these folks are in touch with their subject matter! You'll find a wealth of information and historical detail pertaining to the local mining industry, plus chances to go a bit deeper, so to speak…

The 1.5 hour tour take your family (appropriately be-helmeted!) beneath the surface and into the original haulage drifts of the Loftus Mines, where your guide will demonstrate ventilation systems and use audio equipment to present a boys' view of the mine work (not very upsetting, don't worry) before allowing a lucky someone to light a fuse and create a mini blast, just like the miners used to do, but a mite smaller!

It's worst noting if you're going during term time that they often play host to several school groups at once, which if you're visiting with special needs children or just want a bit of peace and space may not be preferable. You can however avoid this by ringing ahead and determining when (if at all) there will be school groups hanging around.

There is a picnic area outside too, so why not make old fashioned jam and stew pasties to bring and have a miners' lunch!?


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Skinningrove, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire, TS13 4AP, England


Click here to visit Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum's website
01287 642877

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 11:00-15:30

Saturday 13:00-15:30


Adults: £6.00

Kids (5-15): £3.00

Toddlers (0 - 5): Free

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