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Summer Events at the Mining Museum

By CIMM  17th July 

This year, summer comes to Skinningrove bringing with it a full and exciting programme of family events from the Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum. Drop the children off at our kids-only club or bring the whole family down to discover our wide range of themed crafts events. Learn about our natural environment, go rock-pooling to uncover the marine life of the Cleveland coasts, compete in our horribly historical Olympic challenges then experience a Zeppelin raid as we shelter in the mine!

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Certificate of Excellence for Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

By CIMM  30th May 

For the second year in a row, the museum is delighted to receive TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. As a voluntary run organisation, it means a lot to both the management team and to our wider community of volunteers who come to the museum to provide tours, to assist with school groups and education, to look after our collections and to ensure that the site is well maintained.

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Room to grow for Cleveland’s ironstone legacy thanks to National Lottery grant

By CIMM  9th May 

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum has been awarded initial support* from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for £800,000 of investment for Room to Grow, the museum’s landmark project set to bring expansion, employment and tourism to Skinningrove’s Iron Valley.

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100 Years Ago – Zeppelins Over Cleveland

By Ian Wilson  3rd April 

During the First World War, Skinningrove Works played a vital part in support of the British war effort. Not only did they produce many thousands of tons of high quality steel for the manufacture of artillery shells but also, as a by-product of coke production, over eleven hundred tons of TNT high explosive for the shell filling factories. Small wonder then that the Works attracted the unwelcome attention of the Zeppelin airships of the Imperial German Navy, particularly as much of the plant had been installed by German companies in the years immediately before the war.

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

Terry and Joan, UK

Excellent, well worth the visit, interesting, enjoyable, a very good experience and good value for money.

D. Marrit, UK