Nenthead Mines

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Bob T
England101 contribuições
First visit yesterday which is shocking really as we only live 15 minutes away!

The only advisory would be the track up to the car park, which has quite a few pot holes so if you area Lamborghini owner, I would advise you to park at the bottom car park and walk up,, it will only take you a few minutes.

The site is run entirely by volunteers, all of whom were extremely welcoming, friendly and helpful.
Access to the site is free with a charge should you wish to go on the Mine tour.

We took a pre booked mine tour experience, not sure if you can turn up on spec for a mine tour so I would suggest ringing them before hand or check the website.
The tour cost £10 per adult and £5 per child, up to 15 yrs old, I think, There were several quite small children there, so Im guessing no height limits etc as with other similar attractions

You will have to sign the relevant insurance waiver etc on arrival. The tour itself is excellent, staff, again very informative and knowledge. Helmets and head lamps etc proved, sturdy shoes or boots etc recommended, but trainers will do, unless its been raining as the mine will be wet underfoot.

The tour lasts approx 1 1/2 hours which is great value for money. Lots to see around the sight to with ample information boards.
The volunteers also offer tea, coffee, soft drinks and a range of cakes and biscuits. No charge but make a donation for these. I must confess the cakes were delicious
We spent a couple of hours on our visit but could have easily spent a half day or more there had we not had to dash off..

Superb location with fabulous panoramic views of the Pennines. Great for a picnic too, and dog friendly. with lots of walks in and around the Mine sight.
In respect of accessibility, whist I did not take specific notice, I think it may be a bit of a challenge for those with mobility difficulties to navigate, but again you could discuss this with the staff pre-visit.

All in all an excellent attraction of which I would recommend to anyone

Thank you to all of the volunteers who go the extra mile to make sure you have a wonderful time.

We will be back :)
Feita em 9 de maio de 2022
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Thankyou for your review of Nenthead Mines. We must fix the potholes on the approach road.
Feita em 16 de maio de 2022
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Gwen H
Alston, UK19 contribuições
Família
A fabulous day if your looking for something different.
Went with my 2yr old granddaughter, everyone so welcoming and children friendly
Frank , you were a perfect guide and somehow managed to engage with the little people and the adults.
Feita em 19 de setembro de 2021
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Thankyou for your review. Glad to hear that you had a fabulous day.
Feita em 5 de outubro de 2021
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BBGG2014
4 contribuições
Família
You will see disused lead mines all over the north Pennines. At Nenthead informed guides explain this significant part of local history in a very accessible manner. Well worth a visit.
Feita em 8 de agosto de 2021
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Thankyou for your review.
Feita em 5 de outubro de 2021
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squarerigger2015
Carlisle, UK14 contribuições
Nenthead Mines have been transferred to a new community organisation and as a result the visit underground now has the added bonus of enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides. The experience is not so much one of sophisticated, technology driven interpretation, it is far more understandable and more 'real'. I hope they go from strength to strength and continue to develop this important historical site high up in the North Pennines. Recommended for families (some climbing of steep stairs) children will love the spooky mine experience, wearing real mining headlights!
Feita em 11 de novembro de 2019
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Thankyou for your feedback and your best wishes for the future.
Feita em 12 de novembro de 2019
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Sue N
Scarborough, UK43 contribuições
We had visited The Killhope Lead Mining Museum near Nenthead in The North Pennines many years ago but at that time the underground tour wasn’t available.
The entrance to the complex is via a ford over the river and when the river is in flood the Museum has to be closed. This was the case at the start of our holiday but a few days later we were able to cross and we were not disappointed.
From the welcome at reception to the underground tour, every part of this museum is fascinating and gives a vivid insight into the working life of a lead miner and his family.
The indoors area of the exhibition is small but well explained and suitable for all ages.
We had a very knowledgable guide for the underground tour. We were kitted out with hard hats, wellingtons and a light (which wasn’t very bright) but probably brighter than the candle light that the Miners worked by. The entrance and most of the tour was flooded to ankle depth which added to the experience!
There is a small shop, and a cafe on site which is perfect for a hot drink after the underground tour.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and thought it well worth the entrance fee.
Feita em 14 de outubro de 2019
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Thankyou for the review. This is a great review of the Killhope Museum which is just over the hill from Nenthead Mines. We hope that you might come and see us at Nenthead.
Feita em 5 de outubro de 2021
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Lord M
6 contribuições
Casais
Have wanted to go on the underground tour of Carr’s Mine at Nenthead for a while and finally managed it during the recent Heritage Open Days weekend. Knowledgeable guides, combined with a relatively small tour group meant that it was a very informative, enjoyable experience and I learnt a lot about the lead and zinc mining history of the area. Well worth a visit.
Feita em 22 de setembro de 2019
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Great to hear that had an enjoyable experience. We are a charity that aims to provide Education and are pleased to read that we fulfilled this requirement. thank you.
Feita em 23 de setembro de 2019
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BTBinnorthumberland
northumberland77 contribuições
The mines only open a few times a year, run by volunteers. It’s not as slick as the council run Killhope mine down the road, but the underground experience is far better. It’s a long tour at 90minutes but dry underfoot. The guides are unpaid and very knowledgable and there is a very interesting “grumpy miner” experience by candlelight half way through (went on a bit too long though, the children were getting shifty feet). The mine has evolved over many centuries from local then industrial scale lead mining, through to the sink era of 100-130 years ago, then the fluorspar extraction by British steel in the 60s and 70s. In my mind that last era was somewhat neglected.

I would thoroughly recommend a visit on the few occasions this mine is open for tours. It’s not pretty, and there are some challenging underground conditions and ladder climbs, but then again the lead/zinc/fluorspar mining era was not pretty. If you want that go to the Cotswolds. But if you want a great informative and educational visit with a bit of a challenge thrown in, yes.
Feita em 16 de setembro de 2019
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Thankyou for your feedback. I will speak to the Grumpy Miner and arrange for him to shorten his performance. We will also review our approach to the fluorspar period and maybe rethink how we present that period of history. Thanks.
Feita em 17 de setembro de 2019
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Gina P
Budapeste, Hungria28 contribuições
Casais
Really interesting 90 minute tour of Carr's Mine and the remaining parts of the site that were saved from demolition. Excellent exhibition too. Run by friendly and knowledgeable volunteers, and lovely home made cakes after! This isn't a commercial operation, so do check the website for opening days.
Feita em 28 de agosto de 2019
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Thankyou for your review. We are all volunteers and try hard to be welcoming and friendly. We are pleased to hear that we succeeded.
Feita em 29 de agosto de 2019
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Dead_Sheep
Stourbridge, UK228 contribuições
The first thing that strikes you when arriving at the venue is the friendliness and informality. What wonderful people running the museum, they were interesting, engaging and informative.

To be honest, I was unsure about taking our small boy on a mines museum given that he has an attention span of knat but he loved it. The mine tour is superb, as it is not through some sanitised set of plastic lined tunnels with wax dummies or light displays. This is the real thing, dripping water, wooden props, low ceilings and interesting rock formations. For any budding geologists or amateur mine historians, Nenthead mines is a must.

And finally, the informal cafe in the exhibition room had some superb cake!!!!
Feita em 25 de agosto de 2019
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Thankyou for your report. We are trying to create an authentic old mine and are therefore glad to hear that you liked our efforts.
Feita em 26 de agosto de 2019
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Alison F
Oxford, UK89 contribuições
Casais
We took advantage of the Open Day weekend at Nenthead Mine, when volunteers take the public on tours of the Mine. It's immediately clear, that the band of volunteers are a dedicated bunch of people, from their stories of how they work tirelessly to restore and retain this mining heritage site. Thus, when they show you around, it's not the usual "paid employee" syndrome of reading a script verbatim, but a very natural delivery, which is refreshing. On our particular trip there was a 10 year old boy visiting, who was royally entertained, and made to feel very much involved.
There is a cafe serving hot drinks and homemade cakes and tray-bakes, and, (as is the practice of the tours themselves), the public is encouraged to give "what they feel is appropriate" and not a specified price.
1st tip - the volunteers actually allow well behaved dogs down the mine !! Apparently, a collie had done the trip recently, including (with a push up the bottom) negotiating the short step ladders that you have to climb. Dog lovers take note, especially if it's too hot to leave your furry companion behind in the car.
2nd tip - we were approached by a chap in the cafe, offering to take us over to the Brewery Shaft, and we're so glad we took him up on his offer. It's an un-capped shaft, 320 feet deep, and illuminated so you can get a clear view of just how deep that is - it's phenomenal.
Feita em 25 de junho de 2019
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Thankyou for your comments. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your day.
Feita em 26 de junho de 2019
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