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Peak District Lead Mining Museum

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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...more
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Grand Pavilion South Parade | The Grand Pavilion, South Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NR, England
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All reviews panning for gold peak district wide range of exhibits lots of interesting stuff kids loved exploring guided tour great fun fantastic visit knowledgeable guide fascinating place grown ups great value for money staff were very friendly cup of tea an adult few hours gift shop
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a geologist and caver, this place is a fascinating place, lots to see, do and hear about in this great museum of all things underground and local to the peaks, really well done.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andie B
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for such a positive review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the museum by chance while in the local area, I found it to be informative and detailed concerning the history of lead mining in the local area. Well worth a visit and if I were a child I would have loved all the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Craig W
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It is great to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much - what a shame you couldn't explore the tunnels as well but they are a bit of a challenge! Thank you for leaving this review.

Reviewed January 30, 2019

Well worth a visit to the museum and also the rest of the area. Its very close to our favorite town in the Derbyshire Dales/Peak District, the quaint and quirky ancient market town of Wirksworth

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank paugeo19
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2019

I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience of the Museum. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

Great for youngsters. Great for more serious research. Well worth a visit. Mock mine passages for kids to explore. Massive array of exhibits, books etc.

Date of experience: January 2019
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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2019

Thank you for leaving this review. It is always lovely to hear that people have enjoyed their visit so much!

Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

A day visit to Matlock Bath with a visit to both Temple Mine and to the museum. Spent a good hour exploring the museum after a great tour of Temple Mine. Even as an adult, loved trying out the shafts and crawls. So much information,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MandL-OM
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

I am delighted to hear that you have had a fun time at the Museum. I do hope that you will be able to visit us again soon. Thank you for taking the time to leave this review.

Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

We spent a wonderful morning/ afternoon at this little museum and mine. The staff were friendly and well informed and there were so many interesting things to see and do. It had great information on the history of the area. The children loved the mine...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jean P
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

I am so pleased to hear that the whole family enjoyed their visit to the Museum. Panning for 'gold' is always a favourite with the children! I will pass your comments on to the whole team. We hope that you will be able to visit...More

Reviewed September 18, 2018

Well i must say i was pleasantly surprised!! This is most definitely not my usual type of place to visit but the kids wanted to go and i am glad they did. What wonderful and interactive staff, knowledgeable and so good with the kids The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

I am so pleased to hear that the kids enjoyed their visit so much! The tunnels and climbing shafts are always popular and it is great to hear that the tour of the real mine was just as good. I will pass your comments onto...More

Reviewed September 14, 2018

Visited with husband, really enjoyed it, both the tour and the museum was informative and engaging. Our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable, gave so much information and answered all questions with clear explanations and was entertaining at the same time. The cave was interesting, with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Évi Szipi K
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

Thank you for leaving such a detailed review. It sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves! I will pass your comments on to the staff - you are correct they do give 100%. We hope you will be able to visit again soon as there is...More

Reviewed August 31, 2018

Located in the heart of Matlock Bath, the Peak District Lead Mining Museum, is a well designed and informative mining museum with a fake plastic mine for the kids to play in! Lots to see and explore. Everything is reasonably priced.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 923Dan
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Thank you for leaving this review. It is always nice to hear that people found us good value for money. Our fake mines (actually made from wood) are very popular with both children and the young at heart.

Reviewed August 9, 2018

The Staff who work at the Mining museum are so helpfull and could not do any more to help people with telling you all about the museum and caves, done the mine tour which was really good and the man who did the tour was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David K
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2018

Thank you for leaving this lovely review - I am pleased to hear that all of the family enjoyed the mine tour. I will pass your praise on to the tour guides. We hope you will be able to come back to see us again...More

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auntymarg
February 17, 2015|
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Museum admission: £4 adult, £3.50 concession, £3 child or £12 for a family (2 adults 3 children) Mine admission: £4.50 adult, £4 concession, £3.50 child or £13.50 for a family (2 adults 3 children) Admission to both mine... More
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auntymarg
February 17, 2015|
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Museum admission: £4 adult, £3.50 concession, £3 child or £12 for a family (2 adults 3 children) Mine admission: £4.50 adult, £4 concession, £3.50 child or £13.50 for a family (2 adults 3 children) Admission to both mine... More
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