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Peak District Lead Mining Museum

Grand Pavilion South Parade | The Grand Pavilion, South Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NR, England
+44 1629 583834
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Visited with 3 kids (5,6 &8). Very friendly & welcoming, our 3 kids loved it. There are pretend... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Kelvin J
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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Pleasant few hours

We arrived at 11 did the museum and then the tour. The Museum is interesting and you could spend... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Louise E
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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 the top Georgian Spas in the country. Then visit Temple Mine and find out what it was really like working underground followed by a try at gold panning. Suitable for all ages. Family ticket £20 (2A and 3C)
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Grand Pavilion South Parade | The Grand Pavilion, South Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NR, England
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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

Thank Kelvin J
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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

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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

Thank Louise E
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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

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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

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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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Reviewed 5 September 2017

My children, partner and I went for a day out in Matlock bath and came across this little gem and we absolutely loved it! Its a lovely and quirky place and the staff are great, really friendly and helpful! Our tour guide Sam was wonderful...More

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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you very much for leaving this review. I am pleased to hear the whole family enjoyed the visit - I will pass your comments on to Sam. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Visited today with my family and was very impressed. There's lots of good exhibits about lead mining and it's all laid out in an easy to follow way. My children, 12 and 10, enjoyed both the exhibits and the climbing shafts (as did I and...More

Thank James M
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PDMM, Front Office Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave this review. We're glad that you had such an enjoyable time with us, we will pass on your kind feedback to your tour guide Charlie.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

The staff at the museum were very friendly and helpful. Adam took us on the mine tour. He was very knowledgeable and it was very interesting. You can tell he loves his job. I wasn't very good at the panning at the end of the...More

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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

I am pleased to hear you had such a fun day at the museum - maybe you need to come back and practice your gold panning? Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review.

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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Brilliant , really loved the tour of the pine with panning fun at the end . The guide was excellent and brought to life the history of the mine . Great for all ages , you do have to wear hard hat on tour and...More

Thank Nickh1969
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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Wow! Thank you for such a great review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope you will be able to come back soon.

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

We were at a loose end and a mate recommended the museum, so off we wandered. Good value, genuinely interesting with a wide range of exhibits and a pleasantly offbeat vibe. Clearly run on a budget, but they've packed a lot in and the recreations...More

Thank Richard P
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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the experience in the tunnels - they are certainly a challenge to get through! We agree that it is important to take some risks in life; in fact the tunnels are less dangerous than...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

It was ok for the money - learnt more about the guide than the mine - panning for gold was good. The museum was better than expected.

Thank Susan03T
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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for taking time to leave a review. I will share your experience with the guides as we clearly did not come up to scratch on this occasion.

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auntymarg
17 February 2015|
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Response from PDMM | Property representative |
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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