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

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.

Folk Night

  • 10 June 2016 7-9pm

Strongly influenced by the scottish fiddle tradition, the Barber Sisters were one of the 10 acts to be shortlisted for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2015.
Licensed bar available

Suitable for

  • Any age


Please ring the Museum office on 01629 813642 in order to order your ticket (advance booking must be made before 27 May)

1920s Speakeasy

  • 15 July 2016 6-9pm

The Old House Museum are hosting a speakeasy for one night only. The dress code is "black & white". Sip cocktails in the courtyard whilst enjoying the smooth sounds of local jazz band "Solar Funk".

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children


Early booking essential. Ring the box office 01629 813642


An Evening with Samuel Pepys

  • 23 October 2016 7-9:30pm

His eyewitness descriptions of some of the most important events in the 17 century and vivid details of a turbulent home life, make Pepys one of our most compelling diarists. Listen to a reading of extracts from his diary over a hot supper.
Licensed bar available

Suitable for

  • Any age


£10 (including a hot supper)


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

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01629 813 642

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