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Peak District Mining Museum

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Address: The Grand Pavilion | Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NR, England
Phone Number: 01629 583834
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Visitors can elect to experience the real feel of mining.

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intresting

visited this interesting museum, lots to see, well priced, located in town so easy to find,some nice artifacts to look at, no food on site bur right outside there are plenty of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2014
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Telford, United Kingdom
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Telford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

visited this interesting museum, lots to see, well priced, located in town so easy to find,some nice artifacts to look at, no food on site bur right outside there are plenty of places to eat and drink, so not a problem

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The museum was full of very interesting information on 2 floors, also the tour of the mine was extremely good and informative by the tour guide Adam, we also did some panning after the tour very good value for money would definitely recommend, well worth a visit.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We visited this museum not knowing quite what to expect but it was very interesting and well set out with a lot of information about mining in the area. Only wished we had our grandchildren with us as I am sure they would have had a fun time. Well worth a visit

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Masses of information, set out interestingly. Ideal for children, with things to do, and even a 'mine entrance and ladder' to make them feel they are going into a mine.

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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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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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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