Peak District Lead Mining Museum and its collection

Peak District Lead Mining Museum

Peak District Lead Mining Museum is a museum in Matlock Bath. The museum features exhibits related to the old lead mining heritage of the area. You can explore the past through interactive, hands-on displays, through the use of video and exhibits ranging from the large water pressure engine in the centre of the museum to tallow candles used by the miners. There is also a large collection of mineral and rock samples in the geology corridor. The museum also runs Temple Mine where you can go on a guided tour of real fluorspar mine. It is a bit muddy and wet and you will have to bend in places - it was a hard life being a miner.

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Peak District Lead Mining Museum
The Grand Pavilion
Matlock Bath
DE4 3NR Matlock

Visitor information Peak District Lead Mining Museum

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
11:00 – 15:45
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
11:00 – 15:45
11:00 – 15:45

Also open Bank Holidays.
Please check our website ( or facebook page ( for up to date information on opening hours. During Summer/Autumn 2020 you are advised to call ahead to book places on the mine tour as places are strictly limited.


5 – 17£6.00


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Location & Map

The Grand Pavilion, Matlock

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