Museum Collection


We have thousands of objects available at the museum, many of which are on public display. Our collections are divided into different categories:

Community Life
Domestic and Family Life
Minerals of the North Pennines
Personal Life
Spar Boxes
Working Life

You can see a gallery of images by clicking the appropriate category.

Object of the Month

Baryte, Hilton Mine

Baryte, Hilton Mine

Large lustrous blades of baryte forming a fan shaped specimen. The largest crystal being 60x70mm. Collected in the 1970s from the Dow Scar level of Hilton Mine, Scordale, Cumbria.