On Sunday 28 August, youngsters can take part in the Spar Box Workshops at 1pm and 3pm. Spar Boxes were small pieces of folk-art, created by the miners using crystals and pieces of stone found during their time in the mines. Children can draw on inspiration from the museum’s own spar boxes, before getting the chance to create their own to take home. Sessions cost £8.
From Friday 9 to Sunday 12 September, the whole family can benefit from Heritage Open Days, where there is free admission into the museum with a £3 charge for mine trips.
For all foodies out there, Deadly or Delicious? on Sunday 18 September is a fun opportunity to learn more about fungus. Take a fungus foray around the woods to learn which mushrooms are deadly and which are delicious! Follow your foray with a BBQ taster session of all your edible finds. This session starts at 1pm, adults £1 and children 50p.
Maria McArdle, Rediscover Killhope Project Officer with Durham County Council, said: “We always aim to make a trip to Killhope, into a memorable outing and we hope that by providing sessions like these that there will be plenty on offer for local families and adult visitors alike.
“Our staff and experts are always on hand to share the wonderful history and mining heritage of Killhope and many people choose to further enhance their experience with one of our famous mine trips while they are here.”
To find out more about what’s on offer at Killhope, visit www.Killhope.org.uk