image for Industrial Heritage item typeRavenscar Coastal Centre - Alum Works

    Industrial Heritage

    Alum Works: National Trust Centre - Ravenscar

    Alum Works: National Trust Centre - Ravenscar

    Alum Works: National Trust Centre - Ravenscar

    Alum Works: National Trust Centre - Ravenscar



    Mel Cunningham

    01723 870423


    Peak Alum Works National Trust Centre,
    North Yorkshire,
    YO13 0NE


    Industrial archaeological remains of Alum Works on the Yorkshire Coast. Alum shale quarried from the hillside was used in liquor production at the site from 1650-1860 for use in dyeing and tanning leather.

    Visit the Coastal Centre in Ravenscar village and find out more about the 11 miles of spectacular coastline cared for by the National Trust. Walk from the Centre to the Peak Alum Works, a fascinating industrial archaeological site. Hands on activities and exhibitions for adults and children, exploring the local wildlife and geology.

    For further details see

    Disabled accessGift shopAccepts groups

    Dogs acceptedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

    Opening details

    Alum works open 24 hours a day.
    Visitor Centre open:
    Ravenscar visitor centre open Bank Holiday Mondays. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.


    See location of Ravenscar Coastal Centre - Alum Works on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: NZ 979016  Lat: 54.40046 Long: -0.49344

    By Road:
    Follow signs for Ravenscar from A171. The Alum Works is clearly signed once approaching the village of Ravenscar.

    Public Transport Details
    BUS - 115 Scarborough to Ravenscar; Esk Valley ( less frequent).


    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
    • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
    • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired
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