National Stone Centre

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Telling the Story of Stone - history, science, technology, art, environment - in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales on the edge of the Peak District. A dramatic site steeped in industrial history, ecology, displaying 330 million year old fossil tropical reefs.

Venue Type:

Museum, Environmental or ecological centre

Opening hours

Open seven days a week all year (closed Christmas Day)

10.00-17.00 Summer Months

10.00-16.00 Winter Months

Closed: Christmas Day

Admission charges

Story of Stone Exhibition
Adults: £1.80
Children £0.90
Concessions: £1.20
Family Ticket: £3.60

School Bookings, Holiday Activities, Group Visits - please phone for details

Additional info

Parking for disabled visitors - ready access to Discovery Building and activity area. Certain parts of the on-site and off-site trails (which follow natural contours) may not be fully accessible at all times.

Please telephone in advance to enquire about services and facilities.

Collection details

Archaeology, Industry, Natural Sciences

Key artists and exhibits

  • The Millennium Wall - dry stone walling.
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Activities for schools

Activities available for school groups include
guided site trails,
gem panning,
fossil casting,
fossil rubbing,
Story of Stone exhibition,
rocks and minerals,
quarry visit.
Please telephone for an information pack.

How to obtain

Tel: 01629 824 833

National Stone Centre
Porter Lane



01629 824833


01629 824833

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