Bakewell Old House Museum

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

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Website

www.oldhousemuseum.org.uk

E-mail

bakewellmuseum@googlemail.com

Telephone

01629 813 642

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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:

Museum

Opening hours

April 1st - November 5th, daily 11am - 4pm
Special CHRISTMAS OPENING 3rd, 4th Dec - 10th, 11th Dec 11am - 4pm

Closed November to March

Admission charges

Adults £4
Child £2 (Under 5's go free)
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.

Artist in Residence - Rachel Carter

  • 24 — 26 March 2015

Rachel's work will celebrate the re-opening of the museums textile exhibition, following a carpet beetle crisis which has affected the museums important textile collection dating back to the mid 1800s. In 2015 our theme is "Cool, Clean Cotton".

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply ie Adults £4, Children £2, Family £11.50

Website

http://www.oldhousemuseum.org.uk/Events/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Easter Activities

  • 28 March — 12 April 2015

Come and follow our Easter trail around the museum. Design your own Easter Egg for display in our courtyard.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Normal admission charges apply ie Adults £4, Child £2, Family £11.50

Website

http://www.oldhousemuseum.org.uk/Events/

Classical Bakewell Tea

  • 25 April 2015 2-4pm

Come and join us in support of the Bakewell Food Festival. Discover the wonders of the Old House Museum, and then treat yourself to a relaxed afternoon tea (Bakewell style).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£2 per person for afternoon tea
Normal admission charges apply

Website

http://www.oldhousemuseum.org.uk/Events/

Time to Read

  • 14 May 2015 7:30-9:30pm

As part of the Derbyshire Literary Festival, stroll through the Museum at night and view its treasures from a different perspective.

Writers in the Peak will be reading excerpts from their latest book "Peak Echoes", a unique collection of fictional short stories inspired by places in the Peak District.

A local drama group will be giving a dramatised reading of the gothic story "Good Lady Ducayne"

Local poet Dave Siddon will be performing his work which has been influenced by the landscape of the Peak District.

Admission

£7.50 per ticket
Advance bookings can be made through the Museum office on 01629 813 642

Website

http://www.oldhousemuseum.org.uk/Events/

White Peak; Dark Peak

  • 16 May 2015 7-9pm

An exciting body of work from local artists and photographers, Debra Stone, Keith How, Billy Bye and Jules L Sewell

Witness live music by DDT, and performance painting by Keith How

Part of the International "Night at the Museum" events. A licensed bar will be available

Admission

Entry by donation to raise funds for the current project to deal with a Carpet Beetle infestation amongst our textile collection

Website

http://An exciting body of work from local artists and photographers, Debra Stone, Keith How, Billy Bye and Jules L Sewell Live music by DDT, performance painting by Keith How Part of the International "Night at the Museum" events

Terrible Tudors

  • 23 May — 1 June 2015

The History of Bakewell Old House Museum dates back to the time of Henry 8th when there were four southerly rooms. It was built originally as a tax collectors house by Ralph Gell of Hopton, near Wirksworth, who needed a house for his steward, Christopher Plant. He had just taken over the collection of tithes, which were due to the church, the 10th of all produce such as oats and wool which was stored in nearby barns before being sold.
The Tudor and Victorian times are highlighted, with exhibits to explore inside 10 beamed rooms, with wonderful wattle and daub partitions and fantastic original open fireplaces; the exhibits are situated in a very atmospheric display. Discover a rare Tudor toilet and rifle through a Tudor dressing up box.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Normal admission chrages apply ie Adults £4, Children £2, Family £11.50

Website

http://www.oldhousemuseum.org.uk/Events/

Bakewell's Secrets & Legends

  • 4 — 5 July 2015 11am

Follow our experienced guides as you stroll through the historical centre of Bakewell, for an hour long tour teaching you about local buildings, histories and legends

Where

Bakewell Visitor Centre
The Old Market Hall
Bridge Street
Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1DS
England

Admission

£4 per ticket (with the option to purchase a discounted entry ticket to the Old House Museum)
Advance booking should be made through the Museum office on 01629 813642

Website

http://www.oldhousemuseum.org.uk/Events/

Solar Funk

  • 18 July 2015 From 7:30pm

Relax to the laid back sounds of Solar Funk on a mellow summer's evening outside the Old Hall Museum. Licensed bar will be available.

Admission

£7.50 per ticket.
Tickets can be bought in advance from the Museum office on 0162 813642

Website

http://www.oldhousemuseum.org.uk/Events/

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