Florence Arts Centre at Florence Mine

Alex Saint
Florence Mine, Egremont, photographer unknown
Image courtesy of Florence Arts Centre at Florence Mine

Florence Arts Centre at Florence Mine, Florence Mine, Egremont, CA22 2NR – Visit Now

Until as recently as 2008, Florence Mine in Egremont was the only deep working mine in Western Europe – extracting red iron ore and haematite found in, amongst other things, make-up. It is now dressing itself up as a centre for cultural activity and participation. Grizedale Arts has been lending a creative-thinking-hand and the result is a mixed use space that seeks to inject new industry – the creative economy – into the area,  offering workshops, film and media production, a large gallery space, cinema and music venue. Check it out – you can’t miss it as the old buildings are still the distinctive colour of red ore.

  • Florence Mine
  • Egremont
  • CA22 2NR
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Opening Hours

  • Mon: Closed
  • Tue: Closed
  • Wed: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Thu: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Fri: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sat: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit


Good access for disabled customers and those with mobility issues

Commercial and hire services

Private functions, meetings and workshops