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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Photograph of parcels containing the effects of German soldiers killed in action.

The Gramophone Goes to War

  • 17 May 2014 6-9pm

Join in the Songs of the Great War and roar, roar, roar as you try out recording technology of the time.

There will be hands-on activities throughout the museum. Knit and stitch blankets, roll bandages, and create comfort boxes for the boys at the front. Dress up in costumes of the day and other activities.

The Home Front ladies will serve you a soup, bread, and a Victoria sponge supper.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17
  • 14-15


Adults £8.00, Children £4.00, Family £22.00.