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Bakewell Old House Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 - 16:00
Open today: 11:00 - 16:00
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Excellent insight in the area's good(?) old days.

Interesting exhibits and very informative. Modest fee permits further visits. Friendly reception... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sherpa528337
Good place to take assorted grandchildren on a cold or wet day!

It's not easy to find the museum if you are not familiar with Bakewell and it's quite a climb up to... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2018
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WE ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THE WINTER UNTIL THE 25TH MARCH Atmospheric Tudor building with a large collection of eclectic items. Tudor rooms with massive open fireplaces, wattle and daub screens, beamed ceilings. Over 9,500 items to see and some you can...more
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| Cunningham Place, Off North Church Street, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1DD, England
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+44 1629 813642
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All reviews local history steep hill introductory video well worth a visit run by volunteers different periods interesting exhibits friendly volunteers worth the climb tudor building admission fee well worth the effort interesting visit really enjoyed our visit original features all ages guide book
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting exhibits and very informative. Modest fee permits further visits. Friendly reception from the volunteers and willing and able to answer questions. Will be back.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sherpa528337
Reviewed 18 December 2018

It's not easy to find the museum if you are not familiar with Bakewell and it's quite a climb up to it - parking isn't easy so better to park in an established car park and walk. It looks very small but there is a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank layreader
Reviewed 16 November 2018

Visited here with family during our stay in Derbyshire. This was a smallish museum but full of history. the ground floor showed how the kitchens and other rooms would have been years ago and upstairs were tributes to servicemen in the war and plates and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Emmall90
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stumbled across the museum after exploring the church and grounds. This museum is filled with interesting exhibits including an original cell door from Bakewell police station, lots.of information about when the building was a cotton mill, and it gave a great...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dolly431
anitaspencer, Manager at Bakewell Old House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thank you for your very positive review. I am delighted that we would appeal to teenagers. Would love to know what they think. Thank you again.

Reviewed 7 October 2018

What a wonderful museum set in one of the oldest houses in Bakewell, they are still finding things hidden within the thick walls. The house has gone through so many changes in it's long life with bits added on and rooms blocked off, well worth...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Fabulous small museum. Set in a Tudor building, actually lived in until 1966! Tells Bakewell’s story through local artefacts- including the Workhouse clock. History that you can hold in your hand, literally. Ticket covers return visits in the year- we’ll certainly be back. Introductory video...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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anitaspencer, Manager at Bakewell Old House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thank you very much for your lovely review.

Reviewed 8 September 2018

After a very long uphill walk through the churchyard to get to this place, as we had parked in the town, i sat in the entrance to catch my breath and two lovely cheery ladies greeted me. after paying a very low fee, we took...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Thank you to the wonderful Volunteer Susan who took us around on a tour. I think it was Thursday 30 August. Great speaker , great humour, great history & Truths & Myths... Many thanks Julie from Australia

Date of experience: August 2018
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anitaspencer, Manager at Bakewell Old House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Fantastic. So pleased that you enjoyed our guided walk from the town centre. Walks are led by enthusiastic and knowledgable volunteers. They run every Thursday between April and October. contact the museum for more info on 01629 813642.

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Very interesting little museum. Lots of different displays to look at. Definitely worth the £5 entry fee!

Date of experience: August 2018
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anitaspencer, Manager at Bakewell Old House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Thank you Marc. So pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous. My 3 children and I found this absolute gem after following the trial from the TIC in Bakewell. We arrived at 3.50 and the museum closed at 4. A generous volunteer brought out lollies for the children as they could not let us...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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anitaspencer, Manager at Bakewell Old House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Thank you so much for your fab review. We love the summer holidays and the response from our family visitors is fantastic. We are very hands on and so glad your family appreciate that. Please come again as your ticket lasts for one year. See...More

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Christine P
30 October 2018|
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Response from anitaspencer | Property representative |
Hello Christine There certainly is. It is a small car park with a turn around area as the lane leads to a dead end. The forecourt is cobbled so please do take care. There are a few steps leading into the museum. Postcode is... More
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5 April 2018|
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Response from anitaspencer | Property representative |
Hello. We do allow well behaved dogs into the museum. Water bowl outside also. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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Nicola S
19 August 2017|
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Just £4.50. Per adult ticket lasts one year
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