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Bakewell Old House Museum

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| Cunningham Place, Off North Church Street, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1DD, England
+44 1629 813642
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Friendly staff, not too much to see

This is a rather small museum, close to the All Saints church in Bakewell. It is located in an 15th... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Katrien S
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Ghent, Belgium
Interesting

Fascinating and interesting little museum, just loved the toys upstairs, fabulous history and good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christine B
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Cannock, England, United Kingdom
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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 touch. Lots of hands on activities for children, dressing up box, award winning RAT trail, quizzes, courtyard games. So much to see and enjoy for the whole family. Special events lists (see website). Group and school bookings by arrangement. Weekly guided walks of Bakewell Town - "Secrets and Legends" full of fascinating facts and details of Bakewell through the ages. All walks meet at the Peak information centre in Bakewell Town. Thursdays at 2pm. First Sunday of every month 5pm.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“local history” (14 reviews)
“steep hill” (15 reviews)
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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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"local history"
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"introductory video"
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"friendly volunteers"
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"worth the climb"
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"interesting stuff"
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"different periods"
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"disabled parking"
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"tudor building"
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"well worth the effort"
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"treasure trove"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a rather small museum, close to the All Saints church in Bakewell. It is located in an 15th century house, later rebuild as gentleman´s home to be still later converted in to small 6 cottages, where till 1966 people lived in what must...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating and interesting little museum, just loved the toys upstairs, fabulous history and good value for money love the array of windows from different periods in history.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely thought out, lots of little interesting items that I have never seen before. The ww1 items were great. Our girls enjoyed the rat trail. Also on the walk up a lovely view of the church. The staff were very friendly

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited as a family, it was great value at £14 for all 4 of us. Do watch the video at the beginning if you can. I would recommend a visit if you are in Bakewell, it’s a short walk from the town centre, but...More

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anitaspencer, Manager at Bakewell Old House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Steep hill but lovely views from the Churchyard.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Bakewell Old House Museum with family and we were welcomed in warmly. We were given an easy and hard quiz which is great for many ages. Lots of interesting rooms and fun dress up in some of the upstairs rooms with plenty of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with my daughter, she loves museums like this, quite reasonable to get in and you can revisit as many times as you want in the year. Very interesting house with plenty of history and artefacts, doesn't take very long to walk round but...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We just decided at the last minute to visit this museum. It was only £5 each to go in. It was really good and well thought out. There was a video before you went round and that set the scene. It is well worth the...More

Thank Jenny C
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anitaspencer, Manager at Bakewell Old House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much. Delighted that you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I saw this on trip advisor as a recommended place to visit so went with my mam. It is up quite a steep hill but it is definitely worth a visit. The history if the house is fascinating and the artifacts inside are really interesting....More

Thank Sarah H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely surprise! A house, with so much history, that was saved from demolition by the local historical society and then brought back to life for us all to marvel at. I kept thinking, as I was walking around just how much effort the...More

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anitaspencer, Manager at Bakewell Old House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind comments. It is hard to keep this wonderful building open. around 80 volunteers give up their precious time to help do that. We want everyone to enjoy their visit to our humble home.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As museums go, this one is excellent. It details the changing life in the market town. The house itself is historic, and the exhibits are wonderfully set out, with great information on each.

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narrowboatlady
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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Response from anitaspencer | Property representative |
Just £4.50. Per adult ticket lasts one year
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Daniella T
9 November 2016|
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Response from anitaspencer | Property representative |
Oooops so sorry that i did not see your ?. The museum is open every day from 25th March to 5th November. So sorry we would not have been open on the 9th Nov.
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