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Peak District Lead Mining Museum

Grand Pavilion South Parade | The Grand Pavilion, South Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NR, England
+44 1629 583834
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Day out for farhers day

Had a great time the museum was very informative and the trip down the mine was very good. The boys... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jleatherland6
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Intresting museum.

I went for a walk round the museum , the staff were very friendly on the counter . Their was lots... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gothicwax
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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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 the top Georgian Spas in the country. Then visit Temple Mine and find out what it was really like working underground followed by a try at gold panning. Suitable for all ages. Family ticket £20 (2A and 3C)
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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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

Had a great time the museum was very informative and the trip down the mine was very good. The boys enjoyed panning for gold.

Thank jleatherland6
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at the museum and on the mine tour. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went for a walk round the museum , the staff were very friendly on the counter . Their was lots of displays and information about the iron mine and other minerals that are mined in other countries . It's not a very big place...More

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

I am pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the museum. I do hope you will be able to visit again and go on the mine tour. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Peak District Mining Museum and booked onto the tour of Temple Lead Mine. Note they only runs tours twice a day so ring up and book a place in advance. The tour lasts around 40 minutes. Temple Mine is not the largest...More

Thank SueJim126
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. I do hope you will be able to visit again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a museum and mine tour. The mine tour only happens twice a day. Claire was our tour guide and she was very helpful and amusing.More

Thank Paulaandken
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am glad you enjoyed your visit to the mine and have passed your praise on to the tour guide. I assume that the low score reflects that Matlock Bath is very quiet in the week and that there is little to do in bad...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quite quick, but as part of the day out at HOFAB it's good fun, and as it's not too lengthy so suitable for toddlers.

Thank martinbrown73
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving this review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. We recommend that people allow at least an hour for the museum and another hour for the mine tour. There is plenty to entertain children and adults of all ages!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We missed the mine trip on our last visit but made it this time. It was really interesting and informative. It gave you a good insight in to the working conditions in the mine. We were lucky to be on a small tour so got...More

Thank Kim_Pete7049
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am glad that you enjoyed your visit to the mine it does give a good idea of the conditions that the miner's worked in - complete with mud and a low roof! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited this museum on a rainy day and were surprised at the size of it behind a small entrance. It gives a very detailed insight into the geology and history of lead mining in the area. Seeing a 'lead pig' from Roman times was...More

Thank LuiseFG
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum - we have certainly crammed a lot into the space we have. I hope you will be able to visit Temple Mine (across the road from the museum & trips go from the museum) next...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

From J Boy of Derby Very interesting and informative tour of the old lead mine in Matlock Bath, explaining the importance that this industry was to this area. You will see the different types of rock and when the lights are switched off you can...More

Thank John B
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad that you enjoyed your trip to the mine, we think that a visit to the museum and mine offers something for everyone to enjoy.

Reviewed 17 April 2017

We've visited the museum itself previously, and will do so again this year as we bought a combined ticket which turned out to be valid all year. This time we didn't do much in the museum as we had pre-booked for a tour and didn't...More

Thank dirtmother
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

I am glad you were able to visit Temple mine this time, we do recommend that people pre-book for the mine tour by phoning 01629 583834. As the mine is quite narrow in places we do keep to small groups. If you ask at the...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017

The mine tour lasted around 40 mins and was well worth the time. There was a range of ages on the tour and all seemed to enjoy it. Just make sure you have suitable shoes on, it can get a little wet at certain times...More

Thank MyNameJeff
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

I am glad that you enjoyed the mine tour. It does get wet in the mine, especially in Spring and Autumn and we do recommend sturdy footwear. It can also feel quite cold in there at summer as the mine has a steady temperature of...More

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auntymarg
What is the entrance fee?
17 February 2015|
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Response from PDMM | Property representative |
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
How much to get in
17 February 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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