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Bakewell Old House Museum

| Cunningham Place, Off North Church Street, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1DD, England
+44 1629 813642
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Birthday weekend away

Bakewell is such a lovely typically English place to visit. There are plenty of good old fashioned... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kettering, United Kingdom
via mobile
Unusual and interesting little museum

This is a delightful use of an historic old house. Each room has a different theme and there are... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2017
Croydon, United Kingdom
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Atmospheric Tudor building with a large collection of eclectic items. Tudor rooms with massive open fireplaces, wattle and daub screens, beamed ceilings. Over 9,500 items to see and some you can touch. Lots of hands on activities for children, dressing up box, award winning RAT trail, quizzes, courtyard games. So much to see and enjoy for the whole family. Special events lists (see website). Group and school bookings by arrangement. Weekly guided walks of Bakewell Town - "Secrets and Legends" full of fascinating facts and details of Bakewell through the ages. All walks meet at the Peak information centre in Bakewell Town. Thursdays at 2pm. First Sunday of every month 5pm.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“local history” (14 reviews)
“steep hill” (14 reviews)
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| Cunningham Place, Off North Church Street, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1DD, England
+44 1629 813642

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bakewell is such a lovely typically English place to visit. There are plenty of good old fashioned pubs and quaint shops. Don’t forget to see the bridge with hundreds of padlocks on, they have little messages or names on from no doubt people from all...More

Thank Trudi525
Reviewed 15 December 2017

This is a delightful use of an historic old house. Each room has a different theme and there are lots of interesting artefacts relating to the history of the area. Good for adults and children. The friendly staff were very welcoming. I would happily visit...More

Thank JenniferMP2014
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Lots to see. Friendly staff. Child friendly. When we went they had a 'rat trail' with toy rats in each room to find and rat facts to read. Tickets lasts for a year as well.

Thank Emma B
anitaspencer, Manager at Bakewell Old House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you for the lovely review. Children seem to love the rat trail. We glad you enjoyed as a family.

Reviewed 25 October 2017

Short walk up a steep hill and you will come across this little museum,lots of interesting little bits and pieces to have a nosy round.A pleasant way to spend an hour.

1  Thank charlottedavis66
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We have made an almost weekly visit to the lovely town of Bakewell for years but only discovered the Old House Museum this year. Today was our third visit for the great value admission fee of £4.50 which allows revisits for a year. The museum...More

2  Thank Richard H
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Worth the up hill walk to visit the museum. Had a warm welcome and there is quite a lot to see, even the remains of a rampaging elephant! Interesting old building.

Thank KAW687
Reviewed 1 October 2017

A great little museum. Well laid out with interesting exhibits. Helpful friendly volunteers. Plenty of toys for children (and grown ups!). Ticket was valid for a year - useful if you are in the area again. Reasonably priced for what there was. A pleasant way...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Unpretentious, quaint, interesting little museum that had the kids fully tuned in for about the hour it takes to visit. Cost was low. Kids were free, having completed a little treasure hunt to get there. Lots of different items to see.

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Great little museum, lots of interesting bits. Seem to go out of their way to have things for the kids to do, Well worth a visit, Suggest trying to find somewhere close to park as I found the hill from the town challenging. Also suggest...More

Thank lamnf
Reviewed 6 September 2017

lovely to go round this little old piece of Bakewells history very friendly people who look after the house its nice that it is still kept as it would of been all those years ago Thank you

Thank carol w
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Questions & Answers
Nicola S
19 August 2017|
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Response from anitaspencer | Property representative |
Just £4.50. Per adult ticket lasts one year
Daniella T
9 November 2016|
Response from anitaspencer | Property representative |
Oooops so sorry that i did not see your ?. The museum is open every day from 25th March to 5th November. So sorry we would not have been open on the 9th Nov.