Re-Opening Information

We will be opening again from the 4th July in-line with the government guidelines, but with changes to our normal operations. At this time we will not be opening in the week.

All arrangements are subject to change with circumstances and government advice.

Mine Tours

We wont be running any underground mine tours to begin with as social distancing would be difficult.

Surface Tours

We will be running surface tours around the site as an alternative to the underground tours, and they will be free, although you can show your appreciation with a donation. The first day for surface tours will be Sunday 5th July. They’ll run between 11am and 3pm, approximately every 20 minutes, and they will be restricted to a single social group per guide.


We will only be offering drinks and snacks to take out initially. There will be no internal seating available to eat. Having studied the latest guidelines we have determined that this is the only practical option for us at this time.


The toilets will be open, due to the size of the rooms we will only be allowing one social group in each room at a time.


The parking area outside the heritage centre will remain closed, having discussed this with the rangers. The lower car park, on the right as you enter, has a slightly inclined path up to the level of the heritage centre with no steps.


The museum will be open as usual, with a one-way system in place in part some areas.

School/Group Visits

We will be unable to host school or group visits for the time being, but do get in touch to provisionally book ahead.

Please Read

If you have any of the symptoms of Covid-19 please do not visit, we’ll be glad to welcome you when you are better.

Observe social distancing

Touch less where you can, for example display cabinets in the museum.

Please try to avoid blocking walkways.