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Prepare to embark on a captivating and unforgettable adventure for both young children and their families at the historic Goldscope mine nestled in the beautiful Newlands Valley close to Keswick.

If you're seeking a unique and educational experience that will transport you back in time to the fascinating world of mining, you've come to the perfect place. Our guided visits are specifically designed to engage young minds, offering them a hands-on journey through the rich mining history of the Cumbrian region. As your family steps into the past, children will unlock the secrets of this once-thriving copper and lead mine, sparking their curiosity and firing up their imagination.

Tailored to cater to the needs and interests of young children, our guided visits are a delight for the whole family. From interactive activities to captivating storytelling sessions accompanied by delicious hot chocolate, we breathe life into the history of Goldscope Mine.

Led by our knowledgeable and friendly guides, your family will venture deep into the heart of Goldscope Mine, uncovering fascinating tales of triumphs and challenges. Traverse dimly lit tunnels, where remnants of the mine's operations await your exploration, providing a glimpse into the hardships faced by miners in their relentless pursuit of precious copper and lead.

Whether you're a local resident or visiting Keswick for the first time, we invite you to join us on an educational and delightful journey into the captivating gold mining history of Cumbria. Book your guided visit today and let your children unearth the magic of Goldscope Mine while creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.


 *Please note that under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Half Day

1-3 over 10yrs – £45.00 per person

4+ over 10yrs – £35.00 per person

10yrs and under £25 per person 

Full day options are available

Please email for details


2 Adults min

Starts from 6yrs

We can go as low as 3yrs with prior notification


Warm Clothes

Waterproof Jacket and Trousers

Waterproof Boots or Wellies

Warm/Windproof Gloves

Woolly/Warm Hat

A Drink & snack

Any medication you may need


Half Day

3 Hours

Can be part of a full day


Qualified Instructor



Warm Drink

Some Local Knowledge

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