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Almost There

By CIMM  18th October 

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum is one large step closer to securing the funding for Room to Grow, the museum’s £1.7 million landmark project set to bring expansion, employment and tourism to Skinningrove’s Iron Valley.

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Terror Returns to the Tunnels

By CIMM  1st October 

Terror returns to the tunnels in our annual Halloween hair-raiser. On the evening of Saturday the 22nd of October, from six till eight, brave the haunted passageways of the Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum for a spooky tour full of frightful tales.

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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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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

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