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Standing on the site of the first ironstone mine in Cleveland, Land of Iron allows you to get up close and explore a rich and fascinating history. This hands-on journey takes you back 150 years to a time of industrial revolution when the area and its people supplied over a third of the world's Iron and Steel.

Book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment!

Opening Hours

Monday 10am – 4pmTuesday 10am – 4pmWednesday 10am – 4pmThursday ClosedFriday 10am – 4pmSaturday 10am – 4pmSunday Closed

Last entry at 3pm



  • Adult (16-59) £10.00
  • Concessions £7.50 (over 60s, students - proof required)
  • Children (Aged 3-15) £5.00
  • Children (Under 3) Free

Family Groups

  • Family (1 Adult, 2 Children) £17.00
  • Family (1 Adult, 3 Children) £21.00
  • Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) £25.00
  • Family (2 Adults, 3 Children) £29.00

School Groups

  • Children £4.00
  • Teaching Staff Free

Individual and Family tickets are valid for unlimited return visits for 12 months from the date of your visit. Specific event days which incur additional charges are excluded.

Valid forms of ID include:

  • for Students: NUS cards or proof of age for school and sixth form students

Book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment!


If you need to cancel or amend your booking please email or call 01287 642877

Getting Here

Land of Iron lies in the centre of Skinningrove Valley in the North East of England.

Skinningrove is 15 miles (24km) along the coast from Middlesbrough and equally from Whitby.

Skinningrove is well serviced by Bus and lies on the picturesque Cleveland Way.

By Train

The nearest train station is in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, from Saltburn trains travel half-hourly to Darlington which connects to the East Coast Mainline. The Arriva X4 bus runs half-hourly between Saltburn and Loftus or Whitby. Disembark at the stop at the bottom of Loftus Bank.

By Car

Follow the brown signs to the museum. On the A174 between Loftus and Carlin How, turn into Skinningrove; turn right after the narrow bridge. The museum has ample free parking, disabled parking is up the slope to the rear.

By Foot

The museum is situated in Skinningrove Valley, midway between the coast and the A174. Skinningrove lies on the Cleveland Way, a 110 mile long National Trail stretching from Helmsley in the North York Moors to Filey on the coast. Skinningrove is 6 miles from Saltburn by the Cleveland Way.

By Bus

Running between Middlesbrough, Redcar, Saltburn, Brotton, Skinningrove Lane End, Loftus and Whitby, the Arriva X4 is half-hourly and stops on the A174, at the end of Mill Lane. Walk down Mill Lane, towards Skinningrove; turn right after the bridge.

Running between Middlesbrough, Nunthorpe, Guisborough, Skelton, Brotton, Skinningrove, Loftus and Easington, the Arriva 5 and X5 services run hourly and stop outside the Museum.

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