Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year

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KILHOPE - THE NORTH OF ENGLAND LEAD MINING MUSEUM KILLHOPE is an award-winning visitor attraction where visitors can discover the lives of Victorian lead-mining families.

The Park Level mine is a real adventure where, equipped with hard hat, lamp and wellies, you are guided down the original tunnel.

On the surface, dress up in Victorian-style clothes and work as a washer boy, see the North of England's largest working water wheel and meander through woodland walks.

The combination of the expert guide and the damp dark environment of the mine provides an authentic and truly memorable visitor experience.

BOTANIC GARDEN, DURHAM UNIVERSITY SET on the southern outskirts of Durham City, this 10-hectare garden set among mature woodlands is designed for both the seasoned plant explorer and the budding enthusiast.

The garden provides an academic resource to the university for teaching and research as well as offering educational visits to schools. …

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