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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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Well worth a vist

We had a fantastic time here. Spent 2 hours exploring but my children (8 and 5) would have stayed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Celia P
Great museum, very engaging, really enjoyable visit.

Visited with 1st Hainault Air Scouts (11-13 yr olds). The museum really looked after us well. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ryan C
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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)
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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

We had a fantastic time here. Spent 2 hours exploring but my children (8 and 5) would have stayed for longer. They loved the climbing tunnels but also found the factual content surprisingly engaging. Their rating: epic.

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

We are delighted your children had such a good time at the museum! It is always good to hear that they enjoyed the information as well as the tunnels. We hope you will be able to visit again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with 1st Hainault Air Scouts (11-13 yr olds). The museum really looked after us well. The museum guided tour was engaging and interesting. The Scouts were able to interact with the exhibits, learn about lead mining and its history in the area. The tour...More

Thank Ryan C
PDMM, Front Office Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thankyou for taking the time to leave us a review, we are really glad that you enjoyed your visit. I have passed your kind comments on to your guide, who said that your group were very well behaved, and extremely organised!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I popped in here for medical help after my 5 year old bumped his head. The lady on the door was amazing helping me out and my son heard her explaining the museum to someone else and wanted to go in. It was fabulous for...More

Thank Bronny86
PDMM, Director of Sales at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thankyou for your lovely review, we are glad that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice little museum that is interesting. Built into the walls are some 'mines' that children (and adults - though it's a squash) can explore. Museum itself has plenty to see and read. Some of our party did the mine tour as well and they...More

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

I am pleased to hear that you all enjoyed the museum. The pretend mine tunnels and climbing shafts are certainly a challenge for adults but are the size the lead miners often worked in! I hope you will able to visit us again soon as...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with 3 kids (5,6 &8). Very friendly & welcoming, our 3 kids loved it. There are pretend mine tunnels & ladders within the museum which ours thought were brilliant, and there are 10 hidden mice dotted about to spot. If you get the chance,...More

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

It is always lovely to hear that children have enjoyed the museum and even better when the parents have had a chance to read something as well! I hope that you will be able to visit again soon. Thank you for taking the time to...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We arrived at 11 did the museum and then the tour. The Museum is interesting and you could spend ages in there. They have pretend mines you can climb in and that was fun (probably was mostly there for kids, but who cares!). Then the...More

Thank Louise E
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the museum, we have considered audio guides however they are simply too expensive for a small museum to fund. We share your despair about the outside of...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017

Having long had a fascination with Welsh Coal Mining, I thought that the Lead Mining Museum might be a bit tame, which shows you how wrong you can be. There is so much to see, ranging from models to actual artefacts, from as early as...More

Thank Dafydd M
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

I am delighted that you found so much to enjoy in the museum! We are very proud of it and it is down to the hard work of volunteers over the 40 years that we have been open. I do hope you can visit again...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

The Museum is conveniently located in the popular inland resort of Matlock Bath. The museum provides a wealth of information and large range of exhibits connected with the mining of Lead in the Peak District. The museum is on 2 levels, the ground level is...More

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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoy visiting year after year. Hopefully each time you visit you find something new to look at. If you are able to visit next year we...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

My children, partner and I went for a day out in Matlock bath and came across this little gem and we absolutely loved it! Its a lovely and quirky place and the staff are great, really friendly and helpful! Our tour guide Sam was wonderful...More

Thank 124patjones
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you very much for leaving this review. I am pleased to hear the whole family enjoyed the visit - I will pass your comments on to Sam. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Reviewed 31 August 2017

Visited today with my family and was very impressed. There's lots of good exhibits about lead mining and it's all laid out in an easy to follow way. My children, 12 and 10, enjoyed both the exhibits and the climbing shafts (as did I and...More

Thank James M
PDMM, Front Office Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave this review. We're glad that you had such an enjoyable time with us, we will pass on your kind feedback to your tour guide Charlie.

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auntymarg
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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auntymarg
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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