Florence Arts Centre

Alex Saint
Image courtesy of Florence Arts Centre

Florence Arts Centre, 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