Carrs Mine Trips and Open Days



Visit Nenthead Mines on one of our Open Days  to 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.

Open Days in 2018

1st April      –        A Foolish start to the year!

6th May,

27th May  –          North Pennines Geopark fortnight

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.

Trips take about 90 minutes. We provide lamps and helmets. We recommend that you wear outdoor clothing and footwear.

Call 07519836019 or email to book your place.

We will need to know your name 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.

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.


The Society can also arrange custom group visits to Carrs Tourist Mine throughout the year.  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 – or phone 07519836019 . We usually need two weeks notice of your proposed date.


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.