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The tour was informative and gave a real insight of the hardship of those who worked in the mine... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ksmibert69
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Good for an hour

Called in for a visit there is a carpark right next door and allows you 2 hours Ideal if you are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
branstonthecat
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was informative and gave a real insight of the hardship of those who worked in the mine. Both our 4yr old and 9yr old really enjoyed it. Tour guide was super knowledgeable and friendly. Panning for gold was a highlight!More

Thank ksmibert69
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am pleased to hear that your children enjoyed the mine tour - the panning for minerals is always popular at the end of the tour! I will pass on your comments to our tour guides. Thank you for taking the time to leave a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went there wanting to see the mine but they only run 1 tour a day and we missed it by about 10mins. I don't know why they only run 1 tour a day it seems a bit stupid and annoying for those who don't know...More

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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What a shame that you did not enjoy your visit. I am sorry that you did not manage to go on the mine tour. We do advertise on the website and facebook that there is only one mine trip at 1pm each day. See www.peakdistrictleadminingmuseum.co.uk...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for a visit there is a carpark right next door and allows you 2 hours Ideal if you are just to the museum but if you have booked the mine maybe not long enough Museum has loads of exhibits and a chance to...More

1  Thank branstonthecat
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. It is good to hear that you felt you got value for the entry fee. I do hope that you will be able to visit us again soon. Unfortunately the council closed the public toilets...More

Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

This was nice but i may not come again. I did not enjoy it but some of my friends did. This was not the best place.More

1  Thank torquayliam
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2018

I am pleased that some of your friends enjoyed their visit but what a shame you did not. If you would like to email mail@peakmines.co.uk to let us know what we could have done to make it better for you please do. Thank you for...More

Reviewed May 13, 2018

Found this place by driving past it and visited: a fascinating museum with a wide range of exhibits including a model lead mine that you can actually enter. To my surprise they also have a real lead mine with many of the original tools still...More

Thank Alistair J
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the museum, I will pass on your comments to the museum staff. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

.... As the weather. Turned up especially to go down into the mine. No notices on the website that they were closed. Just decided 63 students closed it. (As if they hadn't had those bookings for a while) Could have come back later but the...More

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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2018

I am so sorry that you missed out on going to the mine. We had published it on our facebook page but unfortunately not on the website and I can only apologise for that. There were not meant to be any public visits that day...More

Reviewed April 16, 2018

We first took our then 4-year grandson in here two years ago, and he’s always wanted to go back. Last week, we finally got around to visiting again – and, this time, we took his younger sister in too. So, an experienced, confident 6-year old...More

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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

I am pleased to hear that both of your grand children enjoyed the museum! It is always lovely to know that our younger visitors want to come back. Hopefully we will see you again this summer - have you tried the mine tour yet?

Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Visited the museum and then did the tour of temple mine. Brilliant day. Tour guide fantastic with children. Very interesting tour. Museum small but very interesting.

Thank Alastair74
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. I will pass your comments on to the tour guides. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

Reviewed April 8, 2018

Very interesting history of mining in the Peak District, and information on the geology of the area.

1  Thank angelakm2015
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Thank you for leaving this review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful museum showing the history of lead mining in Derbyshire. Some fascinating and fabulous exhibits brought up from the mines. Well worth a visit.

Thank Richard H
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2018

Thank you for leaving this review. It is lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your visit. I do hope you will be able to visit again soon.

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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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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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