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Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

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Mill lane, Skinningrove, Loftus, Redcar and Cleveland TS13 4AP Mill lane, Skinningrove, Loftus Directions

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Established in 1978, Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum sits on the outskirts of Saltburn-by-the-Sea. Original external buildings, haulage drifts and underground tunnels still stand today to welcome visitors and teach them some history of ironstone mining. Preserving and archiving a collection of artefacts from the era, the museum aims to ensure the industry is not forgotten about. Guided tours through the Loftus mine, that used to employ over 500 men and boys, are regularly organised, and patrons can also use the on-site genealogy service.

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Report | a month ago
Found visit very interesting and there is a great café nearby called Kaskane.
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very interesting tour
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Small museum but very interesting. Staff friendly and helpful.
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We enjoyed our short visit but you are not warned when you purchase or book that the tunnel experience is currently closed for up dating so you don’t see much x
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Very informative , friendly staff , learnt lots , many things to see a good day out
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Brilliant experience
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couldn't get everywhere owing to extensive water damage/collapse now being repaired thanks to the lottery fund. Still a memorable experience though to uncover the history of Ironopolis and appreciate the extent of the workings, conditions etc. Great cafe alongside the site in the old stable block which just rounded off a very enjoyable visit. We intend to go back once the repairs have been completed.
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This great museum shows how the mining in our area changed everything. They are building a new museum over the next year and it will be much bigger, enabling everyone to see how things were for the miners, their families and the area.
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Very informative and interesting local history, kept three generations of us engaged for a couple of hours. (youngest was 8). Great guide showing us round and lovely friendly staff in the gift shop.
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