Visit England’s oldest gaol and relive important moments from our region's turbulent past.
- yucky stuff
- the real thing
- North East history
- a place to think
- green museums
A visit to Killhope, is a unique experience. Killhope is a fully restored 19th century lead mine, where you experience for yourself the life and work of the lead mining families of the Pennine dales. Including an award wining guided mine tour.
The Oriental Museum is the Asian art, antiquities, and material culture Museum of the University of Durham. Opened in 1960, it displays a remarkable collection from the cultures of Asia, Egypt, Islamic North Africa and the Middle-East.
A world away from a traditional mining museum, Woodhorn is well-known for its fun events programme, including family picnic days, car shows and cos-play extravaganza, ‘Invasion’ - it even featured on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.