Located in the market town of Bishop Auckland in County Durham, this is the UK’s first gallery dedicated to Mining Art.

Mining Art Gallery, a permanent home for the Gemini Collection of Mining Art, includes more than 420 works by artists such as Tom McGuinness and Norman Cornish.

The gallery aims to help visitors understand what it felt like to work in the coalmines and to shed light on why some miners felt it necessary to paint the dark, clamorous, claustrophobic and arcane world, otherwise denied to the gaze of those above ground.

The Auckland Project

Auckland Castle, Market Place, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7NR

01388 743750


Opening times

Open daily from 10am to 4pm
Last entry at 3.30pm

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