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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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What a lovely quaint museum set in a lovely old house with lots of stories to tell. My furry child... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mandynumber9
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History at your fingertips

This was a great place. Some lovely furniture and lots of real peoples personal effects donated... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sharon H
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Tamworth, 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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“local history” (17 reviews)
“steep hill” (15 reviews)
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| Cunningham Place, Off North Church Street, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1DD, England
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+44 1629 813642
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"different periods"
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"worth the climb"
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"henry viii"
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"worth a visit"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"well worth the effort"
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"disabled parking"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a lovely quaint museum set in a lovely old house with lots of stories to tell. My furry child was allowed in with me and we really enjoyed it

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great place. Some lovely furniture and lots of real peoples personal effects donated. Feeling others lives is so interesting. Well worth a visit.

Thank Sharon H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the oldest house in Bakewell tucked away behind the church. It has been in continuous use for nearly 500 years and was saved from demolition in the 1950’s. This is a small but very interesting museum run by volunteers. We had an informative...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

It is a bit off the beaten track but worth the climb up the hill! The museum is in a Tudor house that has a fascinating history which is retold well within the museum. The museum itself is small but well laid out and something...More

Thank Rachel A
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We visited on a very hot day and the walk up the hill almost wore us out! However, it was well worth the effort. This is a lovely, informal little museum with a very diverse range of displays to enjoy. If you enjoy local and...More

Thank Rune R
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

Very interesting visit with a group of friends. The volunteers operating the museum gave us a wonderful lunch followed by a guide round the museum which was full of fascinating facts about Derbyshire life & times past.The volunteer helpers have helped revive an old building,...More

Thank Carol H
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

This was a fascinating museum, entirely run by volunteers. The house itself is an historical curiosity, and the huge collection of exhibits is very well kept and displayed, with plenty of information provided. Very much worth a visit.

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

Very interesting small museum and well worth a visit in Bakewell. Sadly we were short on time but if you are visiting Bakewell I would certainly recommend this museum.

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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Myself, my wife and our three year old daughter dropped in to the museum whilst in Bakewell, we were instantly made to feel welcome by the friendly, informative staff. The building is filled with a wide range of exhibits, covering different periods of local history,...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Visited with my mum. What an amazing collection of history and in such a beautiful old building. We were enthralled by each display , it was just amazing. There is so much there and such detail too. We really enjoyed our visit and all the...More

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anitaspencer, Manager at Bakewell Old House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our folk museum.

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narrowboatlady
6 April 2018|
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Response from anitaspencer | Property representative |
Hello. We do allow well behaved dogs into the museum. Water bowl outside also. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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Nicola S
19 August 2017|
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Response from anitaspencer | Property representative |
Just £4.50. Per adult ticket lasts one year
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Daniella T
9 November 2016|
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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.
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