On the site of the original Loftus Ironstone Mine, this museum offers visitors an exciting and authentic underground experience. Discover the special skills and customs of the miners who helped make Cleveland one of the most important ironstone mining districts in Victorian and Edwardian England. – Hear how ironstone was first discovered in the Cleveland area – Experience the cavernous ventilation spaces – Enter the North Drift of the old mine – Enter the dark world of a typical Cleveland drift mine – Explore an underground working place – Hear the Trappy Lad’s tales of his first day underground – See how the stone was drilled and charged with explosives – Hear the sound of the blast. Go back if you dare amongst the fallen blocks of stone

Opening Times

Sunday: Open
Monday: 10:00 - 15:30
Tuesday: 10:00 - 15:30
Wednesday: 10:00 - 15:30
Thursday: 10:00 - 15:30
Friday: 10:00 - 15:30
Saturday: 13:00 - 15:30
Bank Holiday: Open


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