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Explore this completely new state of the art attraction, featuring artefacts and stories from the people that powered the Iron Valley. Journey back to a different time with the aid of photographs, mementos and objects that tell a fascinating story of the life and work of the miners and their families. The exhibition is interactive and designed with every age in mind watch out for the mine’s ambulance cart and what gruesome discoveries you might find in there!

We recommend allowing 1 hour to experience the exhibition either before or after the guided tour.

Step back in time with our fully guided tour ( 1 hour)

Our knowledgeable and experienced guides will take you on a journey sharing with you historical tales and artefacts. Discover how the miners were paid, what equipment they carried into the black tunnels, and find out to what terrifying use they put papier-mâché…

Prepare to be plunged into total darkness as you listen to the story of twelve-year-old Fred and his memories of his first day underground as a “trappy lad.


We cater for all visitors regardless of disability or special needs and we do our best to ensure that their experience is as enjoyable and rewarding as possible.

The museum has a separate, signposted, disabled car park at the rear and the museum is wheelchair accessible throughout.

Opening Times

10am – 4pm
Last entry at 3pm


Address: Skinningrove, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, UK

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