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“In The Dark”

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 4 August 2013

We visited this mine on our way back home from Whitby to Scotland. It was well worth the stop. The staff (volunteers) are so friendly and willing to answer questions. After a short film giving the history we were then taken on a tour underground. I wont spoil it for you. Suffice to say that the children and I loved it. I would say it is unsuitable for pre-schoolers. We went on to have some 'good food' at the nearby village of Skinningrove. The old school converted for use as a community centre with cafe.

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Reviewed 15 July 2013

Our visit proved to be a great success. The trip is divided into three sections and we had a guide for each. These local people were great communicators with an evident interest in the subject.

We spent nearly two hours on site and felt we had exptremely good value for modest cost. It's exactly the sort of attraction which will appeal to all ages. Highly recommended.

2  Thank humlins
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

A really interesting museum brought to life by wonderful guides who take you through the authentic miners' experience. We loved setting the charge to blow a hole to get to the next lot of rock. It is chilly down there and we were not warmly dressed enough - perhaps they could put up a notice warning people about this. The information about the mining process and the lives of the people who worked in the mine was comprehensive and fascinating.

1  Thank wodie s
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Reviewed 25 April 2013

A real mine experience, with lots of information from the guides, not for the claustrophobic though!

1  Thank chezan
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

Excellent, very informative and fun well worth a visit its the best mining experience I've been to in a long time.

1  Thank corrigan3
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