A Message from the Chair of the Management Board of Trustees

Welcome to Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum website.facebook Photo - North Drift Entrance

In this website you will find information regarding the history of ironstone mining and its influence on the everyday life of the surrounding villages in which the ironstone miner lived. The establishment of Ironstone mining in this area assisted in the development of Teesside as a whole and played an integral part in the development of the industrial landscape. It also provided challenges to the Victorian engineers who were tasked to develop solutions to the many problems of working underground in a dangerous environment.

Please feel free to explore this site and we hope that by doing so it will persuade you to come and visit the museum. If you would like a taster of our museum experience then why not take a look at our Tour Outline.

The Education section of the mining museum is here to provide schools and education bodies with tailored visitor programmes for students interested in the story of ironstone mining, and the development of the village environs.

The museum also provides activities in a range of other study areas such as geology, biological diversity, local history, Industrial and social archaeology. We provide these events as study days during the year to which you are most welcome to attend. Follow the link to our events area to see what’s currently on.

If you would like to visit us, please click here to check opening times there is no need to make a booking for the general public. Schools, Colleges or where there is a large number in your visitor group then pre-booking is essential. Please see our events page for details of booked visits, or contact us by telephone.

The trustees and staff at the museum look forward to seeing you.

David Dance MVO

Chair of the Trustee Management Board

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