Peak District Mining Museum

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The Pavilion South Parade Derby Road
Matlock Bath

Visit a museum where you can experience and wonder at the forgotten world of a Derbyshire lead miner. For centuries, men have toiled underground in cramped and hazardous conditions to earn a meagre living by extracting the mineral galena (lead ore). See the tools they used, clothes they wore, the advances in technology and the importance of this metal in our modern day lives. Crawl and climb through a maze of twisted tunnels and shafts to feel for yourself the cramped conditions of a Derbyshire lead miner. Read about the strange and ancient laws that controlled the miner's and marvel at a history dating back over 2000 years to Roman times.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Summer: Beginning Easter Holidays – 31st August: open every day 10am – 5pm Autumn: 1st September - 31st October: open every day 11am - 4pm Winter 1st November to the Easter Holidays: Sat and Sun 11am – 4pm Temple Mine Tours* Term time - Weekends only at 1pm Derbyshire School Holidays - 1pm daily Do check our facebook or 'phone us to check if you are making a special visit as the mine may be closed due to pre-booked groups. *Please note numbers per tour are limited and can be affected by group visits, to avoid disappointment, please call in advance. Sensible footwear is advisable for the underground tour. Roofs are low in places and the floors can be wet.


Prices Under 5 Adult Child Concession Family Museum free £5.00 £4.00 £4.50 £15.00 Mine free £5.50 £4.00 £5.00 £16.50 Museum & Mine free £8.00 £6.00 £7.00 £25.00 Child (Age 5 to 17 inclusive) Concession (Over 60s, students, disabled) Family (2 adults and up to 3 children)

Travel directions:

By car We are situated on the main A6 running through Matlock Bath. There is a 2 hour stay pay-and-display car-park adjacent to the Museum and two other long-stay car-parks within a ten minute walk. By public transport Several buses stop directly outside the museum, including the Trans Peak, the 6.1 and the 140/141. These provide good connections throughout the region, for example to Matlock, Derby, Bakewell and Manchester. There is a regular train service running between Nottingham/Derby and Matlock Bath. The Museum is about 10 minutes walk from the Train Station.

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Facilities and services


  • Education facilities available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Shop
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas


  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Loan service
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available

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