Bakewell Old House Museum
Bakewell Old House Museum
Off North Church Street
01629 813 642
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
25 March - 5 November, daily 11am - 4pm
Closed November to March
Child £2 (Under 5's go free)
Group and Education visits by arrangement.
Evening visits with refreshments.
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.
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" (adapted by Michael Howard from the short story by Elizabeth Braddon)
Local poet Dave Siddon will be performing his work which has been influenced by the landscape of the Peak District.
£7.50 per ticket
Advance bookings can be made through the Museum office on 01629 813 642
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
Entry by donation to raise funds for the current project to deal with a Carpet Beetle infestation amongst our textile collection
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- 23 — 31 May 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.
- Family friendly
- Especially for children
Normal admission chrages apply ie Adults £4, Children £2, Family £11.50
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
Bakewell Visitor Centre
The Old Market Hall
£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
- 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.
£7.50 per ticket.
Tickets can be bought in advance from the Museum office on 0162 813642