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Peak District Mining Museum

The Grand Pavilion | Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NR, England
01629 583834
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Ranked #6 of 17 Attractions in Matlock
Type: History Museums, Museums
Description: Visitors can elect to experience the real feel of mining.
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English first
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The museum was great, not huge but packed full of interesting things. There was imitation mining tunnels so you could experience what it was like for the miners, I think these might have been for kids but they were great fun if you're not a big adult! The tour of the lead mine was great. Lead by Sam it was... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Literally! The museum itself is full of interesting nuggets of information about the history of the mine and practice of mining itself, while keeping things fun with interactive mock mines for crawling around in, which I personally found incredibly entertaining. Sure it's probably meant for kids, but why not adults too! The trip down the mine was led by Sam,... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Called in during a short break in the Peak District and found a very well organised and informative private museum. We enjoyed seeing the pump, a real piece of engineering and still wondering how they managed to get it there. The museum has a great gem and mineral collection. There are also plenty of interactive exhibits for both the young... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Went with an open mind as so many of these museums can be a disappointment but was really amazed. Not a massive place but so much to see and so much to do. lots of hands on stuff; information for those that just want basic info or lots of info for those really interested. All set on two levels with... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Took our 4 small children who really enjoyed the tour and panning for gold. The museum was great fun with a few dark tunnels for kids to climb around. The tour guide was very good & kept everyone amused & interested. Getting to wear a hard hat was part of the fun for the kids! Tip- wear old shoes the... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We had hoped to go down the mine- but it was booked up - so we could just visit the museum. Such a lot or thought had gone into this lovely little museum set on 2 levels. The children aged 5 and 7 loved climbing and crawling along the mock mine shafts. Lots of interesting pieces of minerals, lots of... More

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Sussex
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The museum is a good place to go if you are interested in mining history, particularly with the incredible feats of engineering, both civil and mechanical, that our ancestors achieved. With none of the tools of today, they could dig incredibly long drainage tunnels, although some could take over 20 years to complete. However, there are lots of models with... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

On a wet May day we arrived in Matlock Bath and made our way to the mining museum. We bought a family ticket to the mine and museum (£15 for the family, excellent value) and discovered that we had arrived just in time for the 12.00 guided tour of the mine. The tour of the mine took about an hour... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A great place to take the family for a learning/educational trip that they will enjoy.. there are secret little mine shaft for the little ones to explore (nice and safe) but exciting too.. climbing shafts and rocks.. all inside a very educational museum. Very well priced too. £10 FAMILY ticket or £15 for the museum and the tour done a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We did both the temple mine for and museum with 2 boys 2&7, and a 10 yr old girl. Adam the tour guide did an amazing job of keeping us all entertained during the 50 min tour. Then we had fun panning for gold, where he helped us identify the minerals e found. the museum had lots of nice displays... More

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