Mine Tour at Honister


Activity Time


Please arrive 30 mins before your activity starts

Suitable for All Ages

Mine Tours


Due to Covid restrictions we are running our tours on limited numbers, we strongly advise to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

If you are a ‘household bubble’ of 6+ and wish to book please email bookings@honister.com or call 0176877230 and we will be sure to accommodate you

Thanks for choosing to visit Honister Slate Mine in these unusual times, we are grateful you have chosen to book an activity with us,

Please note – it is compulsory to wear a mask at all times when visiting, please use all sanitiser stations and complete the track and trace system when entering.

In the event that you cannot attend your activity due to Covid-19 restrictions, please email bookings@honister.com informing us of this, no later than 48 hours before the start time of your activity and we will issue gift vouchers valid for 12 months for you to select an alternative date at your convenience.

Go Deep Underground on our historic slate mine tour! Learn about our 450-million-year-old volcanic green slate.

The highlight of any visit to Honister Slate Mine must be our fully-guided underground tour! Go Deep Underground.

Experience Honister’s rich mining history for yourselves! Delve deep within our underground tunnels and caverns in the magnificent Fleetwith Pike and experience first-hand what life was like for the miners through the ages, listen to the story of 8-year-old John Taylor and learn how Slate mining at Honister progressed through his lifetime.

With 350 years + of history there is a wealth of knowledge to be had visiting our historic mines.

Enhanced reality technology and explosive special effects will transport you to another time and place. Perfect for wet weather and families of all ages! The highlight of any visit to Honister Slate Mine must be our fully-guided underground tour!

Mine tours take approximately 90 minutes, involve uneven terrain plus descending approximately 50 steps (with a handrail)

Please note the tour includes illuminations and a mock explosion.

If you wish to arrange a private tour, or a specific custom tour to your requirements please do not hesitate to email bookings@honister.com

Key Information
  • Prices from £9.50 Child, £17.50 Adult, Family Ticket £49.00 (2 Adults and 2 Children)
  • Please note – masks must be worn inside our building and on all buses when travelling to the start of activities.

  • ALL WEATHER adventure, perfect for a rainy day.
  • Times: multiple times daily & runs 7 days a week.
  • Duration: Tours take approx. 1.5 hours
  • Suitable for ALL ages
  • Clothing: Please come prepared with warm clothing and sensible footwear – this is a walking tour. Safety helmets and lamps will be provided by Honister on arrival.