Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum
Apr-Oct, Mon-Fri, 10am-3.30pm, Sat 1pm-3.30pm. Open Sundays in school holidays. Closed Nov-Mar except by appointment. Adults £5.50, concs. £5, children (5-15) £3, under-5s free, family (2 adults 2 children) £12. The mining museum is a tribute to one of the aspects of industry that Teesside is renowned for. It is based on the site of a Loftus Mine, but you won’t hear of any dwarves singing as they go digging for diamonds. Instead, you learn about the skills and the customs that powered mining Victorian and Edwardian England. You can also submerge yourself into the depths of Loftus in an authentic underground mining experience, if you dare.