Killhope Lead Mining Museum

Coswhill, Bishop Auckland, DL13 1AR, North East

Location description

Award winning 19th century mining museum set at the very heart of the North Pennines Area of Natural Beauty.  The location benefits from superb dark skies with very little light pollution and thus is a frequent venue for stargazing events often organised in conjunction with Sunderland Astronomical Society.


Private venue

Location accessible out of hours only when stargazing events are scheduled.


Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a dark site setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Killhope Lead Mining Museum

This location's dark site setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location. Previously there have been 9 events with the last one being on 1st November 2019 organised by North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Killhope Lead Mining Museum can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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