Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum


The museum was founded in 1983 by volunteers to preserve the remains of the ironstone mining industry, which had once formed the basis of Cleveland’s growth & prosperity (Registered Charity No. 1080246). When it was established, the museum was based on a collection of mining relics accumulated by local journalist Tom Leonard; this has been added to over time.

"The history of ironstone mining in Skinningrove as depicted by the Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum is of local, regional, national and arguably even international importance – the Sydney Harbour Bridge was fabricated on Teesside from steel produced at Skinningrove and every arch has the word Skinningrove stamped on it." (Museum Website: http://ironstonemuseum.co.uk/)

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Entrance tunnel, Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

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Tom Leonard, Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, Skinningrove

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Waddle Fan, Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, Skinningrove

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Tom Leonard, Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, Skinningrove

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Waddle Fan, Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, Skinningrove

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Tom Leonard, Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, Skinningrove

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Tom Leonard, Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, Skinningrove

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Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum
- "The Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum was founded in 1983 by a group of volunteers acutely aware that the remains of the ironstone mining industry, which had once formed the basis ...

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Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, Skinningrove

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Skinningrove Ironstone Mine (1848-1958)
- The ironstone mine at Skinningrove (also known as Loftus mine) was opened on 7th August 1848, producing ironstone for shipment by sea to Bolckow and Vaughan’s Witton Park ironworks[1]. The mine's ...

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