News and Events

Easter opening hours!

This Easter we are open every day of the week with mine tours at 11 & 1 every day*. 

From the 9th April through to the 24th April we have extended opening hours from 10am until 4.30pm so you can spend even longer in the museum.

If you are hoping to go on the mine tour and panning for ‘gold’ we advise you to ‘phone in advance to book places – 01629 583834.

*Please note that public tours of the mine will be at different times on the 12th & 13th April as we have school groups visiting. Please ‘phone for details.

World Book Day 2022

As today is World Book Day Temple Mouse wanted to share some of his favourite books with you. These are all from his library and you can read them when you come to the Museum- all of the books have at least one mouse in them! Temple likes to read in the JCB, in the quarry sandpit, on the train and even in our tunnels. 

Opening hours

Opening hours:

From 1st April 2022 – open everyday of the week.

Week days 11am-4pm & Weekends 10am-4.30pm.

Mine tours 11am & 1pm every day (‘phone 01629 583834 to book on to the tour)


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