Peak District Lead Mining Museum
Average time spent – 2-3 hours.
Things to do at Peak District Lead Mining Museum review
The Peak District Lead Mining Museum is in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire. It is a mockup of a 1920s lead and fluorspar mine which is great for kids to safely explore and experiences how the miners worked in dangerous conditions.
The museum is home to thousands of relics from the lost lead industry. They are displayed and explained through imaginative exhibitions and interactive exhibits including climbing tunnels. There are three mock-mine tunnels in the museum which visitors of all ages can have a go at climbing. The museum also has a huge mineral specimen collection.
Just across from the museum is Temple mine. This was a working lead and fluorspar mine where a guide will take you around the mine. It’s an authentic insight into life underground. After the mine tour, you can have a go at panning for gold. Using a traditional style pan in water you can find fool’s gold, galena and a variety of crystals which you can take home with you,
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Important Information Peak District Lead Mining Museum
Eating – There is a cafe next door serving hot and cold food and drinks.
Facilities in brief – Lead mining museum with mine shafts you can climb, lead mine tours and gold panning. There are toilets in the cafe, if you don’t purchase anything in the cafe there is a 20p charge to use the toilets.
Entry price – *Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. Museum and mine tickets are £10 for an adult, £6 for a child age 5 to 17. Under 5s are free. Other pricing options are available including separate ticket prices for the museum and mine.
Parking: There is a 2 hour short-stay pay-and-display car-park adjacent to the Museum and two other long-stay car-parks within a ten minute walk.
Opening: The museum is open for most of the spring and summer and tends to only open weekends in autumn and winter. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.
Dog friendly? Dogs are welcome on a short lead.
Address: 196 S Parade, Matlock DE4 3NR, Derbyshire, England. Phone: 01629 583834
Category – Museum and Mine tours – Indoors – Suitable for all ages
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