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Really Excellent experience

Well worth a visit to the museum and also the rest of the area. Its very close to our favorite town... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
paugeo19
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Peak District, United Kingdom
Fun and instructive.

Great for youngsters. Great for more serious research. Well worth a visit. Mock mine passages for... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2019
Iain B
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Grand Pavilion South Parade | The Grand Pavilion, South Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NR, England
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All reviews panning for gold peak district wide range of exhibits lots of interesting stuff kids loved exploring short walk across the road stair lift guided tour great fun value for money fantastic visit knowledgeable guide grown ups rainy day staff were very friendly cup of tea few hours
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit to the museum and also the rest of the area. Its very close to our favorite town in the Derbyshire Dales/Peak District, the quaint and quirky ancient market town of Wirksworth

Date of experience: January 2019
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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience of the Museum. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

Great for youngsters. Great for more serious research. Well worth a visit. Mock mine passages for kids to explore. Massive array of exhibits, books etc.

Date of experience: January 2019
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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving this review. It is always lovely to hear that people have enjoyed their visit so much!

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

A day visit to Matlock Bath with a visit to both Temple Mine and to the museum. Spent a good hour exploring the museum after a great tour of Temple Mine. Even as an adult, loved trying out the shafts and crawls. So much information,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

I am delighted to hear that you have had a fun time at the Museum. I do hope that you will be able to visit us again soon. Thank you for taking the time to leave this review.

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We spent a wonderful morning/ afternoon at this little museum and mine. The staff were friendly and well informed and there were so many interesting things to see and do. It had great information on the history of the area. The children loved the mine...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jean P
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

I am so pleased to hear that the whole family enjoyed their visit to the Museum. Panning for 'gold' is always a favourite with the children! I will pass your comments on to the whole team. We hope that you will be able to visit...More

Reviewed 18 September 2018

Well i must say i was pleasantly surprised!! This is most definitely not my usual type of place to visit but the kids wanted to go and i am glad they did. What wonderful and interactive staff, knowledgeable and so good with the kids The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

I am so pleased to hear that the kids enjoyed their visit so much! The tunnels and climbing shafts are always popular and it is great to hear that the tour of the real mine was just as good. I will pass your comments onto...More

Reviewed 14 September 2018

Visited with husband, really enjoyed it, both the tour and the museum was informative and engaging. Our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable, gave so much information and answered all questions with clear explanations and was entertaining at the same time. The cave was interesting, with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thank you for leaving such a detailed review. It sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves! I will pass your comments on to the staff - you are correct they do give 100%. We hope you will be able to visit again soon as there is...More

Reviewed 31 August 2018

Located in the heart of Matlock Bath, the Peak District Lead Mining Museum, is a well designed and informative mining museum with a fake plastic mine for the kids to play in! Lots to see and explore. Everything is reasonably priced.

Date of experience: August 2018
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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Thank you for leaving this review. It is always nice to hear that people found us good value for money. Our fake mines (actually made from wood) are very popular with both children and the young at heart.

Reviewed 9 August 2018

The Staff who work at the Mining museum are so helpfull and could not do any more to help people with telling you all about the museum and caves, done the mine tour which was really good and the man who did the tour was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David K
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Thank you for leaving this lovely review - I am pleased to hear that all of the family enjoyed the mine tour. I will pass your praise on to the tour guides. We hope you will be able to come back to see us again...More

Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

The tour was informative and gave a real insight of the hardship of those who worked in the mine. Both our 4yr old and 9yr old really enjoyed it. Tour guide was super knowledgeable and friendly. Panning for gold was a highlight!More

Date of experience: July 2018
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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

I am pleased to hear that your children enjoyed the mine tour - the panning for minerals is always popular at the end of the tour! I will pass on your comments to our tour guides. Thank you for taking the time to leave a...More

Reviewed 22 June 2018

went there wanting to see the mine but they only run 1 tour a day and we missed it by about 10mins. I don't know why they only run 1 tour a day it seems a bit stupid and annoying for those who don't know...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

What a shame that you did not enjoy your visit. I am sorry that you did not manage to go on the mine tour. We do advertise on the website and facebook that there is only one mine trip at 1pm each day. See www.peakdistrictleadminingmuseum.co.uk...More

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auntymarg
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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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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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