If you want to learn about and explore the history of the industry which was thriving in the Lake District many years ago, this is the place to come. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff have been running this museum for the past 10 years and are dedicated to giving you the best possible experience.

The underground toursallow you to go through a reconstructed copper and lead mine to experience a realistic version of what it was once like for the miners.

This attraction also has brilliant geological and mining museums which are full of information and artefacts including a display of unique machinery which were used in old quarries. You can also try your luck at gold panning!

As well as enjoying the amazing views from within the quarry you can visit the Engine House and Steam Engine which originates from 1926!