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.

We open the site from 10:30 to 17:00 on Open Days.  Mine trips start at 10:45, 12:15, 13:45, and 15:15 and last for about 90 minutes.

Opening Days in 2018

Our mine is closed for winter maintenance. We will publish our Opening Days for 2018 on this page.

Places on our underground tours are limited to ten people on each trip, so we recommend that you 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.   Send us an email admin(at) or phone 07519836019 before the day of your proposed visit. We usually need two weeks notice of your proposed date.