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Bakewell Old House Museum

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Address: | Cunningham Place, Off North Church Street, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1DD, England
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+44 1629 813642
11:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:00

Atmospheric Tudor building with a large collection of eclectic items. Tudor...

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.

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Hidden gem!

As others have commented, this is one of those little gems you might otherwise miss. Our main reason for coming to the area was the stunning Chatsworth, and we had intended to do... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As others have commented, this is one of those little gems you might otherwise miss. Our main reason for coming to the area was the stunning Chatsworth, and we had intended to do Haddon Hall the next day. However, the hall was shut so we went into Bakewell and headed for the musuem. Parking can be tricky in the city,... More 

1 Thank Louichan
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So pleased that you enjoyed your visit. More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit as this is a lovely small museum with many interesting features. Its compact but full of relics from the past covering the mill owners occupation to recent times. There is a small gift shop and the staff are realy friendly and let you walk around unsupervised. Theres a slight climb up and its situated near the... More 

2 Thank Dorothy681949
Tibiran Jaunac, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The property itself is a Time capsule filled with the memories of the local townspeople. Well worth the climb up the steep Hill.

Thank TAF-65
Limerick, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place needs more visitors, so do go if you get the chance! There is plenty to see, it is a rather small museum but they do have a lot of very interesting artefacts. The house itself has an extensive history. The staff were extremely welcoming also.

1 Thank A H
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My friend an I had a wonderful day out in Bakewell and thoroughly enjoyed visiting here. It was a very quiet day so didn't take us long to get round so only spent about an hour here. Would recommend however I do feel it's more set up for school educational visits.

1 Thank Victoria E
Manchester, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Set above the main centre in a lovely part of the old town the museum is worth a visit. The enthusiatic and welcoming staff are really clued up on the history of the building and the town and the museum has a great tale to tell.

Thank AdrianSwall
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This Old House is a gem small but packed to the rafters with interesting stuff about Bakewell It is outstanding . Take yourselves Take the kids Take a picnic you'll love it.

1 Thank Val G
Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

It's a quiet little museum with some outstanding exhibits. It tells the story of Bakewell through the ages.

Thank KevinSadler2364
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

A little gem of a museum tucked up a hill by the church. Gives a very detailed account of early life in Bakewell. well worth a visit.

Thank Paul R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

From J Boy of Derby Very interesting small museum packed with history of Bakewell and surrounding areas of the Peak District Well worth the walk up the hill and yes the hill is steep but the museum is tucked away at the back of the church which in itself is well worth a visit. The self guided tour starts with... More 

Thank John B

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