The Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum was founded in 1983 by a group of volunteers acutely aware that the remains of the ironstone mining industry, which had once formed the basis of Cleveland’s growth & prosperity, were rapidly being lost, forgotten or destroyed and who set out to celebrate the heritage of that industry by the preservation, conservation and display of artifacts, photographs and documents relating to it.
The Ironstone Mining Museum opening times are: 10.00 - 15.00
Group booking discount available
Conscessionary price for students and 60 years +
Telephone 01287 642877
From the North: Take the A174 towards Loftus through Carlin How. At the bottom of Loftus Bank turn left into Skinningrove.
From the South: Take the A174 to Loftus, continue down Loftus Bank and turn right into Skinningrove. Turn right immediately after travelling ove the first small steel bridge over Kilton Beck, and you will find us. We have a Free Car Park for visitors use. Disabled parking straight ahead up the bank.
Apporxoimate distances from local towns are:
Loftus 2 miles
Saltburn 4 miles
Middlesbrough 15 miles
Whitby 15 miles
Stokesley 17 miles
Please note that if you are using a sat nav that some have been known to be unreliable when directing visitors to the museum.
The nearest Train Station to the museum is Saltburn.
Buses run hourly from the Railway Station to Skinningrove.
ARRIVA bus network runs in the area/
X4 RUNS HALF HOURLY FROM Saltburn very close to the train station and stops in Skinningrove. It runs from as early as 07.30 and as late as 18.29 from Skinningrove return journey.
Departing the X4 arriving in Skinningrove square simply follow the road taken into Skinningrove and take a left just before the small bridge to the museum.
The Cleveland Way runs along side the coast at Skinningrove, and visitors can reach Skinningrove on foot from Saltburn or Staithes along the spectacular cliff-side path.
Trip Advisor Certificate of excellence 2015
Actual Haulage Drift