Ecton Copper Mine Day Tour

Explore underground and overground on a fully guided tour of the copper mine in the Peak District that made a fortune for the Duke of Devonshire.

  • Booking essential

Spend half the day underground exploring the inside of the mine. Visit the mine shaft and see the inner workings of a copper mine. Then spend half a day exploring Ecton Hill and the Engine House. This once housed a Boulton and Watt steam engine, one of the wonders of the industrial revolution.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £15.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 01335350503
Suitability
Not suitable for children under 12
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Location details given at time of booking.
What to bring and wear
Warm outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear is essential. Please bring a picnic lunch.
Accessibility
Event not suitable for those with limited mobility, dogs or young children. Please note, much of the tour involves walking or standing, with limited opportunities to sit down.
Other
Not suitable for dogs. Sturdy outdoor footwear and clothing essential. There is a very steep walk of approximately 1 mile to reach the engine house on the hill above the mine entrance. This will be taken at a steady pace, but should only be attempted by those prepared for the walk and with a fair level of fitness.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
11 September 2019 10:30 - 15:30 Postponed
21 September 2019 10:30 - 15:30 Sold out

Contact Info

Name
National Trust White Peak Office
Email
peakdistrict@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01335 350503

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