Equipped with hard hats and lamps, you can explore the working conditions of Victorian lead miners. The lead mine and 19th-century crushing mill have been restored to look as they would have done in the 1870s, and the 34ft water wheel has been restored to working order. There is also a visitor centre with an exhibition showing a lead miner's cottage, as well as the unique Spar Box collection. There are woodland walks to explore, a hide for watching red squirrels, and a regular programme of workshops and events. A recent development is the availability of yurts, either for overnight accommodation or for private events during the day. There are three yurts, one of which can accommodate up to 15 people. The two smaller ones can sleep 4 adults and 2 children. All yurts have a wood burning stove, drinking water dispenser and the large one has electricity. Firewood is included in the charges.
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