Take a guided tour through a Cumbrian mine

Threlkeld, Cumbria

Explore the relationship between the geology of the Lake District area and the quarrying of local limestone, sandstone, granite and slate in Cumbria.

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Take a guided tour through a reconstructed lead and copper mine at the Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum. The museum offers activities for all the family, from budding geologists to hopeful prospectors.

The mine tour provides an underground tour of a historic mine, a chance to do some mineral panning, a comprehensive look at the geological make-up of the area and the quarry site is also home to a unique collection of mining and machinery.

Plus take a trip on the site’s own narrow gauge railway and see the three locomotives running on the railway.

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