FAMILIES can take a step back in time this weekend when a tourist attraction hosts a Victorian themed event.

Killhope: the North of England lead Mining Museum in Weardale, County Durham, will host the event on Sunday, August 17.

Visitors will be able to dress up in nineteenth century costume, take a ride on shuggie boats and get a taste of life as a washer boy on the washing floor.

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Wandering minstrels will add to the atmosphere and there will be Victorian games including hoopla and bat the rat.

Killhope's Victorian lead mine will also be open to visitors, they can learn about the day-to-day life of a lead miner at the museum’s newly revamped exhibition area and explore the museum’s woodland where there are red squirrels.

For details visit killhope.org.uk, email info@killhope.org.uk or call 01388-537505.