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Peak District Lead Mining Museum

Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Great fun

The caves were closed on this visit but the museum was brilliant and lots of fun, the best bits... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2018
Helenmarie1
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Derby, United Kingdom
Good local museum

Well worth popping in here for an hour. A good range of Geological specimens and a well explained... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2017
John G
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Find out about the lead mining heritage of Derbyshire from Roman Times to the present. Interactive exhibits, mock tunnels and shafts to climb, moving models. The new Matlock Bath Through Time exhibition tells the story of a village that was one of...more
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Grand Pavilion South Parade | The Grand Pavilion, South Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NR, England
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

The caves were closed on this visit but the museum was brilliant and lots of fun, the best bits were climbing through the tunnels they had designed using ladders and tunnels. lots to look at and hands onMore

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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2018

I am pleased to hear that you had fun in the museum, the tunnels and climbing shafts are always popular! I do hope you are able to visit again and go down the mine then pan for minerals. Thank you for taking the time to...More

Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Well worth popping in here for an hour. A good range of Geological specimens and a well explained summary of the History and Science of mining. Lots of models and diagrams are used to assist explanations. Try lifting the lead blocks!

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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Thank you for leaving this review. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the geology section of the museum. We are currently working to improve this area further.

Reviewed 12 November 2017

We had a fantastic time here. Spent 2 hours exploring but my children (8 and 5) would have stayed for longer. They loved the climbing tunnels but also found the factual content surprisingly engaging. Their rating: epic.

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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

We are delighted your children had such a good time at the museum! It is always good to hear that they enjoyed the information as well as the tunnels. We hope you will be able to visit again soon.

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Visited with 1st Hainault Air Scouts (11-13 yr olds). The museum really looked after us well. The museum guided tour was engaging and interesting. The Scouts were able to interact with the exhibits, learn about lead mining and its history in the area. The tour...More

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PDMM, Front Office Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Thankyou for taking the time to leave us a review, we are really glad that you enjoyed your visit. I have passed your kind comments on to your guide, who said that your group were very well behaved, and extremely organised!

Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

I popped in here for medical help after my 5 year old bumped his head. The lady on the door was amazing helping me out and my son heard her explaining the museum to someone else and wanted to go in. It was fabulous for...More

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PDMM, Director of Sales at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Thankyou for your lovely review, we are glad that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

A nice little museum that is interesting. Built into the walls are some 'mines' that children (and adults - though it's a squash) can explore. Museum itself has plenty to see and read. Some of our party did the mine tour as well and they...More

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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

I am pleased to hear that you all enjoyed the museum. The pretend mine tunnels and climbing shafts are certainly a challenge for adults but are the size the lead miners often worked in! I hope you will able to visit us again soon as...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Visited with 3 kids (5,6 &8). Very friendly & welcoming, our 3 kids loved it. There are pretend mine tunnels & ladders within the museum which ours thought were brilliant, and there are 10 hidden mice dotted about to spot. If you get the chance,...More

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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

It is always lovely to hear that children have enjoyed the museum and even better when the parents have had a chance to read something as well! I hope that you will be able to visit again soon. Thank you for taking the time to...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We arrived at 11 did the museum and then the tour. The Museum is interesting and you could spend ages in there. They have pretend mines you can climb in and that was fun (probably was mostly there for kids, but who cares!). Then the...More

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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the museum, we have considered audio guides however they are simply too expensive for a small museum to fund. We share your despair about the outside of...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017

Having long had a fascination with Welsh Coal Mining, I thought that the Lead Mining Museum might be a bit tame, which shows you how wrong you can be. There is so much to see, ranging from models to actual artefacts, from as early as...More

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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

I am delighted that you found so much to enjoy in the museum! We are very proud of it and it is down to the hard work of volunteers over the 40 years that we have been open. I do hope you can visit again...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

The Museum is conveniently located in the popular inland resort of Matlock Bath. The museum provides a wealth of information and large range of exhibits connected with the mining of Lead in the Peak District. The museum is on 2 levels, the ground level is...More

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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoy visiting year after year. Hopefully each time you visit you find something new to look at. If you are able to visit next year we...More

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auntymarg
17 February 2015|
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Museum admission: £4 adult, £3.50 concession, £3 child or £12 for a family (2 adults 3 children) Mine admission: £4.50 adult, £4 concession, £3.50 child or £13.50 for a family (2 adults 3 children) Admission to both mine... More
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auntymarg
17 February 2015|
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Museum admission: £4 adult, £3.50 concession, £3 child or £12 for a family (2 adults 3 children) Mine admission: £4.50 adult, £4 concession, £3.50 child or £13.50 for a family (2 adults 3 children) Admission to both mine... More
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