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.
Tours will run every 15 minutes and whilst you wait refreshments will be at hand and so too will the haunting melodies of folk rock group Stormcrow. For all this and an unforgettable evening, entry will be £2 for children and £4 for adults, being less suitable for under 7’s. Afterwards, why not bring the children down to a spooky session of Halloween crafts? On Monday 24th October, from 10:30am to 1pm, come and craft a frightening little friend (or fiend) in Messy Little Monsters, whilst on Friday 28th October 10:30am-1pm, make your own Day of the Dead Mask in our Mexican Spooky Skulls crafts session.
We have also teamed up with the Skinningrove History Group to present a series of local history lectures. On Saturday 22nd of October, from 1pm, local historian and archaeologist will be presenting a brief history of the incredible alum industry which indelibly shaped the Yorkshire Coast. On Saturday 12th November, from 2pm, Redcar-born author Stephen Chance will be talking about his research into the Alum industry and the discoveries which inspired his novel, The Alum Maker’s Secret.
And when the Halloween horrors are over, we’re looking forward to hosting a very special festive guest! On the 3rd and 4th of December, from 10am till 4pm, bring the family down to our magical underground grotto to meet Santa himself! Entry will be only £2.50 for children and £1 for adults who can look forward to free refreshments!