Carrs Mine Trips and Open Days – from our all-volunteer team

 

CARRS MINE OPEN DAYS 

SPECIAL EVENT 27th MAY 2018

We are celebrating the Unesco North Pennines Geopark by concentrating on Nenthead Geology on 27th May 2018. Our mine tours at 1130hrs and  1400hrs will specialise in interpreting the geology of the mine. 


Come and visit Nenthead Mines and discover the North Pennines’ fascinating lead and zinc mining heritage. Explore this extensive scheduled ancient monument site, take an underground tour of Carrs Mine, see our displays of minerals, mining equipment and historic photographs. Then round your visit off with tea, coffee and homemade cakes. Pay a visit to the Brewery Shaft – stand on the platform above the 100 metres shaft.

OPEN DAYS IN 2018

27th May  –          North Pennines Geopark fortnight – see the information above.

17th June

15th July,

5th August,

19th August,

9th September –    Heritage Open Day

16th September –  Heritage Open Day

7th October

28th October –       Our Spooktacular Event!

Mine trips start at 1030, 1130, 1300, 1400 and 1500 hrs.

Our trips take about 90 minutes. We provide lamps and helmets. We recommend that you wear outdoor clothing and footwear. We welcome all children who can walk and climb stairs – we don’t take babes in arms underground.

Call 07519836019 or email admin@nentheadmines.com to book your place.

If you are booking a group of six or more people, we may ask for a donation in advance of your trip.

We will need to know your names and the number of people in your party. You can just turn up on the day, but we cannot guarantee that you will get on the underground trip of your choice. Phone us on the day to check availability – 07519836019.

Donations for Visits

We ask for a donation of £5 per person. All your donations go towards the conservation of the Nenthead Mines site. We are an All-Volunteer operation.


GROUP BOOKINGS

The Society can also arrange custom group visits to Carrs Tourist Mine throughout the year.  Two weeks notice is normally required. We are closed from November thru to March.

A group minimum of eight people is needed to confirm a booking for a customer visit, subject to a volunteer guide being available.   To discuss a date, please either send us an email –  admin@nentheadmines.com or phone 07519836019 . We usually need two weeks notice of your proposed date.


HOW TO GET TO NENTHEAD MINES

We are at Nenthead, near Alston, in Cumbria. The postcode for our site entrance road is CA9 3NR.  Click on the map for a larger view.