Peak District Mining Museum

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Visit a museum where you can experience and wonder at the forgotten world of a Derbyshire lead miner. For centuries, men have toiled underground in cramped and hazardous conditions to earn a meagre living by extracting the mineral galena (lead ore).

See the tools they used, clothes they wore, the advances in technology and the importance of this metal in our modern day lives.

Crawl and climb through a maze of twisted tunnels and shafts to feel for yourself the cramped conditions of a Derbyshire lead miner. Read about the strange and ancient laws that controlled the miner's and marvel at a history dating back over 2000 years to Roman times.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Summer Beginning Easter Holidays – 31st October: open every day 10am – 5pm
Winter 1st November to the Easter Holidays: open Wed, Thur and Fri 11am – 3pm, Sat and Sun 11am – 4pm, Closed Monday and Tuesday. .

Temple Mine Tours

Summer Beginning Easter Holidays – 31st October: Daily 12 noon and 2pm*
Winter 1st November to the Easter Holidays: Weekends only 12noon and 2pm*

*Please note numbers per tour are limited and can be affected by group visits, to avoid disappointment, please call in advance. Sensible footwear is advisable for the underground tour. Roofs are low in places and the floors can be wet.

Admission charges

Prices
Under 5 Adult Child Concession Family
Museum free £4 £3 £3.50 £12
Mine free £4.50 £3.50 £4 £13.50
Museum & Mine free £7 £5 £6 £20

Child (Age 5 to 17 inclusive)
Concession (Over 60s, students, disabled, carers)
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children)

Getting there

By car

We are situated on the main A6 running through Matlock Bath. There is a 2 hour stay pay-and-display car-park adjacent to the Museum and two other long-stay car-parks within a ten minute walk.

By public transport

Several buses stop directly outside the museum, including the Trans Peak, the 6.1 and the 140/141. These provide good connections throughout the region, for example to Matlock, Derby, Bakewell and Manchester.

There is a regular train service running between Nottingham/Derby and Matlock Bath. The Museum is about 10 minutes walk from the Train Station.

Collection details

Archaeology, Natural Sciences, Science and Technology

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.
Ammonites

Fantastic Fossils

  • 13 May 2016 5-7pm

Explore the museum after hours and find out more about fantastic fossils!

Climb through the museums tunnels and dress up as a miner!

We will have some fantastic fossils to touch and see.
Get up close with a magnifying glass!

Lots of fantastic fossil themed activities to take part in and you even get the chance to make your own fossil!

Discounted tea and coffee for grown ups!

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

£5 per adult, children go free to this one night only event. (Up to 3 children admitted per adult)

Website

http://www.peakdistrictleadminingmuseum.co.uk/

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Lead Mining in Derbyshire

Schools outreach facilities including KS2 lesson plans, activities, artefacts, minerals and roleplay costumes. Themes explored include local minerals; how these minerals were extracted in the past; peculiar laws of lead mining; hazards of lead mining and mining vocabularly.
The resource can be loaned by schools to use as a series of 6 lessons for a local studies project, or museum staff can bring the resource out and conduct activities for a day.

Creator

  • The resource was created by Laura Smith, from the museum, and Chris Watts, teacher at a local primary school, with funding and support from the MLA.

How to obtain

Contact the museum on 01629 583834

Getting there

By car

We are situated on the main A6 running through Matlock Bath. There is a 2 hour stay pay-and-display car-park adjacent to the Museum and two other long-stay car-parks within a ten minute walk.

By public transport

Several buses stop directly outside the museum, including the Trans Peak, the 6.1 and the 140/141. These provide good connections throughout the region, for example to Matlock, Derby, Bakewell and Manchester.

There is a regular train service running between Nottingham/Derby and Matlock Bath. The Museum is about 10 minutes walk from the Train Station.

Peak District Mining Museum
The Pavilion
Matlock Bath
Derbyshire
DE4 3NR
England

logo: Museums at Night

Website

http://www.peakdistrictleadminingmuseum.co.uk/

E-mail

mail@peakmines.co.uk

Telephone

01629 583834

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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