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Peak District Lead Mining Museum

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Address: Grand Pavilion South Parade | The Grand Pavilion, South Parade, Matlock DE4 3NR, England
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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Find out about the lead mining heritage of Derbyshire from Roman Times to...

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. 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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Fantastic! Very interesting and great value

Cracking little thing to kill a couple of hours. Discover the history of mining in the museum which is well laid out and very informative, then take a tour of the mine system... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cracking little thing to kill a couple of hours. Discover the history of mining in the museum which is well laid out and very informative, then take a tour of the mine system itself. Not for the faint-hearted, don your hard-hat and get down into the mines. Low ceilings and cramped walkways mean this part is not for all, however... More 

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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review - I am glad you enjoyed both the museum and mine. More 

St Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We were staying in a rented cottage in Stretton which is about 20mins from Matlock Bath. We wanted to see and do whatever was available in Matlock Bath for the day. The lead mine museum was excellent and especially some of the mock-up mine shafts which you can try. Made me realise I ate too much chocolate the day before........ More 

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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We find that adults love the tunnels and panning for minerals just as much as the children do! More 

Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I recently visited the Peak District Lead Mining Museum with 20 other members of the Sheffield U3A Geology Group, on a Wednesday in the middle of November – for a specially arranged tour of the museum and Temple Mine. Once everyone had found a long term car parking space – which it seems is not very easy in Matlock Bath... More 

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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the guided tour and will pass your comments onto the guide. We are very proud of the mineral collection and are planning to display more from the collection in 2017 as well as setting up introduction to geology aimed at children. I hope... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Enchanting and thoroughly engaging museum filled with information on the lead mining industry in the area. Full of interactive exhibits, including a mocked up mine shaft those of us not too big can climb through. Our teens loved it, as did we adults. I'm sure littler ones would be equally entertained.

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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this review

I am pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit to the museum. The climbing shafts are quite a challenge for adults! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The museum itself is interesting, with well presented exhibits, but parking is a serious problem, and in that they only have a short stay car park, and the tours of the mine are spaced out.

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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this review

There is a long stay car park on Temple Road and at the station in Matlock Bath but we share your frustration with the short stay only next to us and have spoken to the council on many occasions! Due to staffing limitations we can only have two mine tours a day - at 12 & 2. Otherwise we would... More 

Suffolk, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We visited on a Saturday afternoon and were very lucky to get on the mine tour. This was extremely interesting and we really enjoyed it. Thank you to the knowledgeable young man who led the tour. The displays about mining were very informative and detailed with much to learn. I really liked the new displays upstairs which concentrated more on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

My wife and I really enjoyed a visit to The Peak District Lead Mining Museum. It sounds rather a limited subject but we found the museum most interesting and educational. There were plenty of exhibits and lots of information on two floors, it was all nicely laid out and displayed and very informative with very well written information boards, which... More 

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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for this review, we are looking forward to having the new exhibition on the history of Matlock Bath fully open by the end of November. I am glad you felt the shop had a good range of affordable gifts we try very hard to keep them at pocket-money prices. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

During our walks in the Peak District we have seen evidence of the Lead Mining industry that dominated the area because of the many abandoned mine shafts. This museum sets out very well the history and also the perils of an industry that was started in Roman times. It is made interesting for children with lots of activities. We managed... More 

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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this review

I hope you will now be able to make more sense of some of the remains of the lead industry when out walking - have you been to Magpie Mine near Sheldon? It is run by our charity and is a fascinating site to walk around. I am glad you were able to go in the mine, the hill up... More 

Abingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The museum did not have the Mine tour available when we visited but had plenty to see in the Museum itself over 2 floors. Very realistic displays on the Mining with many short videos around the Museum. If you enjoy visiting Industrial heritage then this is very worthwhile. They are still adding to the first floor display and when complete... More 

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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed the museum. The new exhibition on Matlock Bath Through Time will be fully open by December, we certainly could not have built it without our volunteers and I will pass your comment on to them. I hope you will be able to visit again and go on the mine tour. Thank you for leaving a... More 

Nottinghamshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Having worked in the mining industry for 37 years,I couldn't not visit this place,the Mrs was up for it too.As well as the museum,there are guided tours of the old mine workings on offer too.Unfortunately on the day of our visit,the mine tour was closed due to an electrical problem.Ironic when I was employed as an electrician in the pits!Still,it... More 

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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this review

I am glad that you enjoyed the museum. What a shame the mine was closed on the day of your visit - I do hope you will be able to come back to visit it soon. Thank you for leaving this review. More 

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