News and Events

Visitor survey

At the end of your visit us please complete our survey. These help us to improve our current museum and will provide guidance for the content of our future museum.

If you forget to do the survey or think of something afterwards you can email ideas and suggestions to

There is a display in the museum about our relocation and expansion plans and you can keep up to date with information on the ‘Future Plans’ page of this website.

21st May visits

On the 21st May there will be no public mine tours. The museum is open as usual 11-4. 

This is due to pre-booked group visits. Tour times will also vary on the 26th May, 9th June, 10th June, 19th June & 20th June.

Other dates may be added as we are still receiving group booking requests.

If you are planning a visit do ring us (01629 583834) to check mine tour availability.

We have quite a few pre-booked group visits in May & June some of which mean the mine is closed to the public. If you are planning a visit with a tour of Temple mine please ring in advance to check availability – 01629 583834.

At the moment we know there will be the following changes:

21st May – no public mine tours.

9th June – no mine tour at 2.10 (there will be the usual public tours at 11am & 1pm)

10th June – no mine tour at 11am & 1pm (there will be a public mine tour at 2.10pm)

19th June – no mine tour at 11am & 1pm (there will be a public tour at 2.10pm)

20th June – no mine tour at 11am (there will be a public mine tour at 1pm & 2.10pm)

Opening hours

 Opening hours 2024 

Open every day 11am-4pm with mine tours at 11am & 1pm & 2.10pm.

May & June 2024 the mine will be closed to the public on days when we have groups visiting. Please ring before your visit to check availability 01629 583834. Group visits do not affect access to the museum.

To book on to a mine tour or check availability please ring 01629 583834. Payment is taken when you arrive for your tour not when you book.

We do have pre-booked groups and the mine tours may not be available on those days. If a visit to the mine is an important part of your visit to ring us first. 01629 583834


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