You can 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. We also offer a visit to the top of the Brewery Shaft where you can stand on the platform above the 100 metres drop.
CARRS MINE TRIPS AND SITE OPEN DAYS IN 2018
We have now completed our programme for 2018. Our 2019 Opening Days will be posted here. We are closed for Mine Trips from November through to March. You are welcome to visit us on site on Wednesdays when our volunteer team may be working on maintenance.
Our mine trips take about 90 minutes. We provide lamps and helmets. We recommend that you wear outdoor clothing and footwear. The mine is usually dry underfoot. We welcome all children who can walk and climb stairs – we don’t take babes in arms underground.
We recommend booking in advance to get a mine trip – Call 07519836019 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
You can just turn up on the day – we often have places available. Check by phoning 07519836019.
Donations for Visits
We ask for a donation of £5 per person. We are a cash or cheques operation.
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 through to March).
A minimum of eight people is needed to confirm a booking for a custom visit, subject to a volunteer guide being available. To discuss a date, please either send us an email – email@example.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. Follow the brown tourist signs from the A689, do not stop in the first car park – follow the trackway alongside the river.