Red House Stables Working Carriage Museum

Red House Stables Working Carriage Museum has one of the finest collections of original horse drawn vehicles and equipment in Britain. Established in 1946, this unique collection of vehicles and accessories was started by Mr. William Smith who was very particular about the authenticity and impeccable condition of each carriage. This tradition is now continued by his daughter Caroline Dale-Leech, who has spent her life with horses and driving, learning from her Grandfather as well as her father.

The present collection of carriages includes one of the very few surviving Hansom Cabs, a Stage Coach, Royal Mail Coach & numerous other private and commercial vehicles. One of the more unusual aspects of the collection is that it is a working museum and the owner ensures that the vehicles are regularly out on the road being used, not locked away behind closed doors. Visitors are welcome to browse around at their leisure.

Take a fascinating look behind the scenes and meet the horses and ponies who work at Red House Stables Carriage Museum. Special rates for groups include a guided tour and short carriage ride to enable your party to enjoy the nostalgia of the horse drawn transport.

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Opening hours

Every day from 10.00

Red House Stables Working Carriage Museum
Old Road
Darley Dale



01629 733583


01629 733583

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