Land of Iron

Land of Iron

150 years ago many parts of the North York Moors looked very different to the present day. The valleys and hills were filled with fire, smoke and noise as they helped fuel the industrial revolution.

A short but intense period of ironstone mining and railway construction left a huge impact on the landscape and its communities that can still be seen today.

Visitors on a tour in the mine

This history can be celebrated and explored at Land of Iron, a brand-new attraction which stands on the site of the first ironstone mine in the area, in the coastal village of Skinningrove.

Land of Iron will show you the rich and fascinating industrial heritage of the area. Don your hardhat and venture inside the mine with an experienced guide leading the way. An interactive exhibition highlights amazing artefacts and a regular programme of new exhibitions and events means that you will always find something new to discover.

Visit Land of Iron


Land of Iron provides a range of facilities to offer you a fantastic day out.

Toilets and baby changing facilities

Gender neutral toilets on all floors.

Picnic site

A number of benches are available to the front of the museum.

Dogs at Land of Iron

Assistance and guide dogs only.

Getting here

Contact us

Land of Iron, Mill Lane, Skinningrove, TS13 4AP
Tel 01287 642877
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Land of Iron lies in the centre of Skinningrove, which is 15 miles (24km) along the coast from Middlesbrough and equally from Whitby.

Public transport

By Bus
The Arriva X4 service (Middlesbrough to Whitby X4) stops on the A174, at the end of Mill Lane. Walk down Mill Lane, towards Skinningrove; turn right after the bridge.
The Arriva 5 service (Middlesbrough to Easington) stops outside the Museum.
By Train
Alight at Saltburn-by-the-Sea station and then catch the Arriva X4 bus service.

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