Bakewell Old House Museum

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




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

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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 £3
Child £1.50
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

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Old House Museum Bakewell

The Hill of History

  • 11 September 2014 11am-2pm

A steady, 1 hr walk up the spine of Bakewell town from the river Wye to the Old House Museum . Fascinating facts, stories and legends told by enthusiastic guides. A real trip back in time, a discovery tour of Bakwells history from Angles, Vikings, Danes, Saxons, Normans. Medieval background to Tudors and later Arkwright history and industry. The walk will take place twice, he first will be at 11:00 and the second at 13:00.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Call 01629 813642 for further details.