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Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum celebrates the history of a long lost industry and the stories of the everyday people involved, and preserves for posterity the legacy of the Tees Valley: the industrial powerhouse of Britain and her Empire.

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum stands on the site of the first ironstone mine in Cleveland and offers visitors the chance to experience life underground as a miner. The museum is fully guided so please allow at least an hour and a half for your visit.

Opening Hours

Closed for Season

Organised groups or school visits all year by arrangement.


Free Annual Pass with all Museum Tour Admissions!

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.

Getting Here

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum lies in the centre of Skinngrove 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.

By Car

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

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum,
Mill Lane
North Yorkshire

TS13 4AP

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 X5 is hourly and stops outside the Museum.

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*.

Excellent tour, guides are very knowledgeable, making the experience interesting and informative. First class!

Terry & Joan, UK

Very helpful staff on the day, even the pouring rain didn’t spoil the day!

D. Marrit, UK