What is Cleveland ironstone mining museum?

Cleveland ironstone mining museum is a independent museum that celebrates the heritage of Ironstone mining industry. In 1950 a reporter named Tom Leonard became aware how ironstone mining was being lost. Because of this he collected memorabilia and in 1978 the museum was founded in Tom’s house.

What is there to do?

There is also a authentic underground experience with a tour guide. Also there are events that they have on every so often. Some past examples of past events can be listed below:

  • Family Craft Sessions
  • Children’s Feast of Fun Holiday Club
  • Relaxed Sessions
  • Community Earth Festival
  • Easter Feast of Fun


They cater for all visitors regardless of disability or special needs. There are separate labelled disabled car park. The land of iron is on the site of Loftus mine meaning it occupied by old buildings. The this is a accessibility issue is this makes it have constraints for large motorised mobility scooters. However there are smaller wheel chairs available to hire for the day.


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