Yorkshire Dales Mining Museum

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Yorkshire Dales Mining Museum: There is a reconstructed horse level with Dales Pony "Kexwith Bess" drawing out a rake of three wagons. Upstairs pickmen are working a lead vein and filling the ore into small cars known as durk wagons to be tipped into an orepass feeding a hopper in the horse level below.

As well as the tableaux there are comprehensive and unique displays of tools, photographs and memorabilia illustrating the mining, dressing and smelting of lead ore. All the processes are simply described on professionally produced storyboards

More unusual items includea steel hook and socket worn by a Grassington miner who lost his hand, and the things found on the body of a long-dead adventurer discovered in Buckden Gaven Mine in 1964.

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Opening times (April - October):
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM--11:00 AM - 5:00 PM--11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Opening times (November - March):
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM--11:00 AM - 4:00 PM---



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Address: The Yorkshire Dales Mining Museum, The Old Grammar School, School Lane, Earby, Nr Barnoldswick, Lancashire, BB18 6QF, UK
Phone: +44 1282 841422
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