Peak District Mining Experience, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire

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The Museum is sited on 2 levels; the ground floor is fully accessible; there is a stair lift to access the first floor and a wheelchair on the first floor

Dogs are welcome.

Brief description:

The Peak District Lead Mining Museum is housed within the Edwardian Grand Pavilion building, which was built for tourists in 1910. A plethora of rock and mineral specimens from around the world are exhibited in the museum along with numerous artifacts from the lead industry. Visitors can experience the harsh life of a Derbyshire leadminer through interactive exhibits and tunnels.

Address: The Grand Pavilion, South Parade, Matlock Bath DE4 3NR


Phone: 01629 583834


Directions: OS Grid Reference: SK294583

On the A6 from either Matlock or Cromford

Car Park adjacent to Museum - 2hr pay & display

1 long stay Car Park in the village - by the Train station

Opening Times: 

Spring: 1st - 31st March Weekends only

Summer: 1st April - 2nd September 10am - 5pm every day

Autumn: 3rd September - 31st October 11am - 4pm every day


For more travel information go to or call 0871 200 22 33

No. 6.1 or 140/141 Bus from Matlock, bus stop outside Museum

Train station in the village, to and from Nottingham/Derby - about 10mins walk on the flat


A cafe serving food and drink is adjoining the Mining Museum, with toilet facilities.

Inside the Reception area of the Museum is a small shop selling books.

Matlock Bath has a wide variety of refreshment venues and toilet facilities (a small fee)

Travel Information

For further travel information please see:

Or call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33
(Calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company's access charge)