Bakewell Old House Museum

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This enchanting museum houses 10 beamed rooms with massive Tudor fireplaces. The building incorporates a Victorian kitchen, Tudor Parlour and Houseplace. Other rooms have Ashford Marble, lace, toys, china and large collection of cameras and photographs.
The magnificent beamed room, The Solar, displays some of the musems' costume collection. Industrial gallery and courtyard featuring stunning, large scale, stainless steel interpretation of Lumford mill wheel

Venue Type:


Opening hours

25 March - 5 November, daily 11am - 4pm

Closed November to March

Admission charges

Adults £4
Child £2 (Under 5's go free)
Family £11.50
Group and Education visits by arrangement.
Evening visits with refreshments.

Additional info

Hands on experience for children with quiz sheets, Tudor dressing up box and handling objects. Very popular Rat Trail - fascinating historical ratty facts and competition.
Group visits with refreshments by request (very popular book in advance).
Behind the scenes with the costume, textile team.
Guided walks and tours.

Collection details

Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

The Roaring 20s/30s

  • 25 March — 25 November 2018 *on now

Think Peaky Blinders, cocktail parties, nights out with this wonderful display of glamorous, dazzling costumes and accessories from a time past. Some of these fashion iconic outfits are new to the museums collection and have never been displayed before.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 18+


£5 Adult - £2.50 Child - £14 Family
includes museum entry
Group bookings cal 01629 813642
Discount by arrangement


Memory House - The Mysterious Peak District

  • 25 March — 5 November 2018 *on now

A season long installation of artworks, photography, maps, artefacts and information celebrating the stone circles, burial mounds, barrows and leylines in and around Bakewell.

This project by artist Keith How and photographer Billy Bye has been developed over the last five years since the exhibition "Mysterious Derbyshire" in Photogallery. The exhibition "Spirits" was held at The Gallery in Repton and in 2016 this creative duo held a critically acclaimed exhibitions of works at Arbor Low stone circle.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+


£5 Adult - £2.50 Child - £14 Family
Cost includes museum entry
Group bookings by arrangement 0n 01629 813642
Concessions by arrangement


Bakewell Old House Museum
Cunningham Place
Off North Church Street
DE45 1DD

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01629 813 642

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