Mining Museums & Heritage Centres of Cumbria and the Lake District

As early as the 12th Century there is evidence of mining and quarrying in Cumbria, and it probably dates back to Roman times. Everwhere in Cumbria there is physical evidence of this industry to be seen – lead, copper, zinc, baryte, haematite, tungsten, graphite, fluorite, and coal were being mined and quarried.

Honister Slate Mine

Threlkeld Museum

Nenthead Mine

Force Crag Mine

Millom Museum

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