Heritage Open Day 9 September 2018 – with Nenthead Arts and Visitor Centre

Our Heritage Open Day on the 9th September was our best open day yet, it was a collaborative event with the Nenthead Arts and Visitors Centre.

We took 69 visitors underground and the Nenthead Arts and Visitors Centre took 60 people on tours of Nenthead chapel which is currently being refurbished.

This is a new underground visitors record for us.

There were lots of other visitors who came to the site to look down Brewery Shaft and walk up to some of the open conserved buildings – Hodgsons mine shop and the more recently conserved North powder store. People also enjoyed looking at and trying out some of the heritage crafts on display, quilting, spinning, felting and rag rug making.

Lots of contacts we made plus some bookings for mine trips for next Sunday!

Last but not least there was a fantastic selection of home made cakes – 12 different varieties in fact.
All of this was only possible because of the fantastic group of volunteers who covered all the jobs on the day including mine guides, reception, refreshments, car park duties, being a grumpy miner, washing up, putting banners up and looking after visitors across the whole site.