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Imagination and Curiosity – English and the Arts - Exploring the power of imagination and how it can be harnessed to change the world

People and the Planet – Science and Geography - Empowering young people to play an active role in creating a sustainable future

Breakthroughs and Discoveries – STEM and History - Investigating the moments of genius that have enabled humanity to progress

Journeys and Adventures – PSHE & Skills Development - Celebrating the broadening of horizons and stepping outside of your comfort zone

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Killhope Lead Mining Museum

Cowshill, Durham, DL13 1AR. England

Killhope is an award winning 19th century mining museum in the heart of the North Pennines, where visitors can experience the lifestyle and worl of the lead mining families. Known for it’s famous working waterwheel, the venue offers an extensive amount of activities to do, from a guided tour of the undeground mine, to scenic walks and amazing wildlife (including the rare red squirrel), Killhope offers a fantastic day out.

(open April – October) – Durham City Council

Don’t forget, if you are looking for help with funding the cost of your trip, you can apply for a bursary!

Venue resources

Risk Assessment PDF 0.12MB Download
Parent Letter Template PDF 0.18MB Download
Check List PDF 0.13MB Download
Amplification Toolkit PDF 0.88MB Download
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Content 7-11 ZIP 12.31MB Download
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Content 11-14 ZIP 12.31MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download

Looking for a bursary to support your trip?

We know that funding a school trip isn’t always easy. If you are looking for help with costs, you can apply for the Great British School Trip bursary. This can help with the cost of travel or entry tickets to any Great British School Trip partner venue.

Simply fill in our bursary form and let us know how we might help.

Venue Details



Cowshill, Durham
DL13 1AR. England

Opening Hours

April to October. 7 days a week from 10.00am until 4.30pm. Last admission is 3.30pm