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Lots of history and fun

We were greeted by a lady who told us the history of the Derby Houses. The fact that they have had... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
300CarolS
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Chester, United Kingdom
Pleasant short visit

Well preserved houses that show some of the social history behind the area. The Victorian dressing... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Traveller001Scotland
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Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Sadly these are closed out of summer but if it was not for the information sheet we received at the museum we would not have known which houses they were as there is no sign stating so. The shutters prevented us looking through the windows....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank curlytail55
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Twin - not quite identical - Georgian piles of the iron-making Darby dynasty, though only one was open on the morning of our visit. Several rooms, with period furnishing, are open to the public. Mildly diverting. I'd put it no more strongly than that. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Park at Enginuity to visit Darby Houses. It is a 5 minute walk uphill though not clearly signposted at the entrance to Enginuity. There are 2 houses though only one was open to the public on our visit as work is going on at the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MBKOKent
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We were greeted by a lady who told us the history of the Derby Houses. The fact that they have had to replace everything and redecorate each room can be seen to affect in the first house. The second is now complete and what we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 300CarolS
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Three attractions ? One rather boring small house the other if your over six foot then you can look through a window , cemetery closed , not sure why.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Paul H
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Well preserved houses that show some of the social history behind the area. The Victorian dressing up went down well with the children.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Traveller001Scotland
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Visited as part of annual pass ticket, which makes it more value for money. Fascinating piece of history with knowledgeable staff/volunteers.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Ryegella
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

A little disappointed in these two properties which are opposite the museum of iron. The first one is an ongoing restoration project as it had 50yrs ago been converted into flats. Consequently there was only two rooms to visit and the guide telling about its...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dormers5
Reviewed 22 June 2018

See the homes of the Darby family, Quakers who lived in the 19th century, brought alive by volunteers who can explain how the people of the times lived

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank teddyjs550
Reviewed 9 June 2018

These were included in the Annual Pass and are a short walk away from the Museum of Iron. It was interesting having a look inside the Darby Houses, the Rosehill House is where the Darby family used to live and they have donated a lot...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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