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Peak District Lead Mining Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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)
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

.... As the weather. Turned up especially to go down into the mine. No notices on the website that they were closed. Just decided 63 students closed it. (As if they hadn't had those bookings for a while) Could have come back later but the daft car park situation of max 2 hours makes it impossible. Comes across as lazy and poorly run.

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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

I am so sorry that you missed out on going to the mine. We had published it on our facebook page but unfortunately not on the website and I can only apologise for that. There were not meant to be any public visits that day but the staff were willing to run one just for yourself after the school had left. The car park next to the museum is run by the District Council and we share your frustration over the two hour limit but the council will not change it. I hope you will be able to visit again, we always advise you 'phone to reserve a place on 01629 583834 to avoid disappointment.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

We first took our then 4-year grandson in here two years ago, and he’s always wanted to go back. Last week, we finally got around to visiting again – and, this time, we took his younger sister in too. So, an experienced, confident 6-year old and a somewhat more cautious 4-year old, a little suspicious of dark tunnels …
It took some effort – principally crawling through the tunnels ourselves – to convince the younger one that it was safe as well as exciting, but we finally succeeded, and they both had a great time. I suspect that we’ll all be back later this summer.

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

I am pleased to hear that both of your grand children enjoyed the museum! It is always lovely to know that our younger visitors want to come back. Hopefully we will see you again this summer - have you tried the mine tour yet?

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Visited the museum and then did the tour of temple mine. Brilliant day. Tour guide fantastic with children. Very interesting tour. Museum small but very interesting.

Thank Alastair74
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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. I will pass your comments on to the tour guides. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Very interesting history of mining in the Peak District, and information on the geology of the area.

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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for leaving this review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Wonderful museum showing the history of lead mining in Derbyshire. Some fascinating and fabulous exhibits brought up from the mines. Well worth a visit.

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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Thank you for leaving this review. It is lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your visit. I do hope you will be able to visit again soon.

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