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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Visitors can elect to experience the real feel of mining.

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Tin mine experience

Really good especially for the young kids especially the part where you visit the underground mine where you can see how a the tin was mined, there is even a shaking bit when... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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lmerseyside
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Really good especially for the young kids especially the part where you visit the underground mine where you can see how a the tin was mined, there is even a shaking bit when the floor vibrates.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

having found the museum which could have been sign posted better we parked in the carpark in front of the building. this was pay and display for TWO HOURS. the mining museum was very interesting and rushing through it to catch the mine tour took the first hour, the mine across the road was very wet and really shoe protectors... More 

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PDMM, Museum Assistant at Peak District Mining Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for giving us a four out of five rating. Sorry to hear that you felt your visit was rushed and that you got more muddy than expected. The Museum is operated as a Charity, independently of the District Council, who operate the local car parks. We agree that a 3 hour limit on the... More 

Matlock, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is a museum which manages to cater for children and adults with no knowledge of mining right through to the expert! There are lots of things for the young (and not so young) to do including tunnels to climb and crawl through!! The history of mining in the area, especially lead mining is told through a mix of objects,... More 

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The museum is very informative but slightly tired in places. There is a lot to see and do. We also went on the mine tour. This involved a walk across the road and up the hill but was worth the effort. The tour guide was very friendly and informative but I didn't like the cave spiders! The panning for gold... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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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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Additional Information about Peak District Mining Museum

Address: The Grand Pavilion | Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NR, England
Phone Number: 01629 583834
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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