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. Visit the top of the Brewery Shaft and stand on the platform above the 100 metres drop.
Mine trips start at 1030, 1130, 1300, 1400 and 1500 hrs.
OPEN DAYS IN 2018
For Heritage Open Days, we are arranging tours of Hodgsons Mine Shop and our Gunpowder Store. Our friends at Nenthead Arts and Visitor Centre are demonstrating crafts and they are offering tours of the historic Methodist Chapel, which is presently being restored. The meeting point is at Nenthead Old Smelting Mill – see our map below.
9th September – Heritage Open Day – joint event with Nenthead Arts and Visitors Centre. Mine trips at our usual times, and guided tours of Nenthead Chapel.
16th September – Heritage Open Day – joint event with Nenthead Arts and Visitors Centre. Mine trips at our usual times and guided tours of Nenthead Chapel.
Carrs Mine Trips and Site Open Days
7th October – Mine trips at 1030, 1130, 1300, 1400, and 1500 hrs.
28th October -Mine trips at 1030, 1130, 1300, 1400, and 1500 hrs. Our Spooktacular Event!
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.
Call 07519836019 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
You can just turn up on the day – phone us to check availability – 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 thru 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.