We are an independent museum celebrating the ironstone mining heritage of East Cleveland.We are the only mining museum in the country situated at a mine, able to take visitors down our North Drift. We also have an interactive mining experience. Currently the museum is planning for a large extension to open in May/June 2019.Museum Objectives: To preserve, conserve and display artefacts, photographs and documents pertaining to the development of the industry and the way of life of the ironstone miners. To provide an interpretive educational experience. To collect relevant social memorabilia. To promote tourism and the regeneration of Skinningrove Valley.
With the completion of the Room To Grow project, CIMM will hope not just to preserve the nationally important history of ironstone mining but increase tourism to the East Cleveland area.
Team workers, people who want the best for the museum
We are the only mining museum in England based on the site of a mine. Our guided tours are known for the interactive and underground experience. We are supported by a large team of volunteers, filling many roles including guiding, maintainence, education and manning the shop.