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Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

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During the 19th Century Cleveland was a major ironstone mining area. At its peak the industry supported some 80 mines with an annual production of almost 7 million tons. The museum is situated on the site of Cleveland's first ironstone mine.

This nationally important and accredited museum offers visitors an exciting and authentic underground experience with a guided tour. Hear how ironstone was first discovered in the Cleveland area. Hear the Trappy lad's tales of his first day underground and the friends he made. Hear the sound of the blast and go back amongst the fallen blocks of stone. Enter the North Drift of the old mine experience the underground working environment. See how the stone was drilled and charged with explosives.

Disabled Visitors: Access to part of the ground floor, underground drifts, toilets and shop. If in doubt, please contact us to discuss arrangements.

Opening details

Closed for the season.


Adult £5
Over 60s £4.50
Children (Aged 5-15) £4.50
Children (Under 5) Free

2 Adults, 2 Children £15
Each additional child £1

Adult Pre-booked Groups
10 or more £4.50 each

School Groups
Children £3
Teaching Staff Free

Annual Passes provide free entry for a museum tour for the maximum number of persons specified until a year from the date issued. Annual Passes are not valid for events or exhibitions where an additional charge is made. An original till receipt must be attached - photocopies are not accepted.


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Map reference: NZ 712191  Lat: 54.56211 Long: -0.90042

Road Directions

The Museum is in Skinningrove, which is just off the A174 between Saltburn and Whitby.
From the North: Take the A174 towards Loftus through Carlin How. At the bottom of Loftus Bank turn left into Skinningrove.
From the South: Take the A174 to Loftus, continue down Loftus Bank and turn right into Skinningrove. Turn right immediately after travelling over the first small steel bridge over Kilton Beck, and you will find us! We have a free car park for visitors’ use. Disabled parking straight ahead up the bank.

Approximate distances from local towns are: Loftus 2 miles Saltburn 4 miles Middlesbrough 15 miles Whitby 15 miles Stokesley 17 miles Please note that if you are using a sat nav that some have been known to be unreliable when directing visitors to the museum.

Public Transport Directions

Trains: The nearest station to the Museum is in Saltburn. Buses run hourly from the Railway Station to Skinningrove.

Buses: ARRIVA bus network runs in the area. The X4 runs half hourly from Saltburn very close to the train station and stops in Skinninggrove. It runs from as early as 07.30 from Saltburn and as late as 18.29 from Skinningrove return journey. Departing from the X4 arriving in Skinningrove Square simply follow the road taken into Skinningrove and take a left just before the small bridge to the museum. These details are liable to change.

For the latest information on train and bus routes please call The North East Bus Enquiry Line: 08706 082 608 or visit the

Parking: free


Disabled Visitors: Access to part of the ground floor, underground drifts, toilets and shop. If in doubt, please contact us to discuss arrangements.