The closure of Eston's last ironstone
mine - the Trustee Drift - left them without jobs in an industry which had played a major role in Teesside's booming prosperity.
This year we won the coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence; a source of pride for the entire volunteer led team at Cleveland Ironstone
Mining Museum and we'd like to thank all of our past visitors who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor," said Jean Banwell, education and development officer at the museum.
Mining Museum which wants to build a new visitor centre at a cost of PS1m 170114MUSEUM_001 IAN COOPER
We hope the people of East Cleveland and visitors from near and far will join in the festivities celebrating how important east Cleveland was during the Great War and will see what a fantastic area it is today," said Jean Banwell, the education and development officer at the Cleveland Ironstone
The first temporary exhibition of 2015, not requiring museum admission, is a display by the Guisborough Embroidery Guild, called "Mining a Gold Seam" reflecting a nickname for ironstone
, "rusty gold".
Mining Museum manager Graham Banwell said: "We at the museum hope these walks will become as popular as the Friday afternoon walks from Loftus surgery, which they are intended to compliment.
The Cleveland Ironstone
Mining Museum in Skinningrove, east Cleveland is coordinating a week of First World War related activities later this year and is on the look out for local businesses who can help.
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey visited the Cleveland Ironstone
Mining Museum in Skinningrove, East Cleveland, yesterday to congratulate staff and to take a personal tour around the museum - including a long walk down a mine shaft.
FUN was had by volunteers at the Cleveland Ironstone
Mining Museum as they finished preparing for Santa's visit.