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Bakewell Old House Museum

| Cunningham Place, Off North Church Street, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1DD, England
+44 1629 813642
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Very Interesting Museum

We have made an almost weekly visit to the lovely town of Bakewell for years but only discovered... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard H
Good local museum

Worth the up hill walk to visit the museum. Had a warm welcome and there is quite a lot to see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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” (13 reviews)
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| Cunningham Place, Off North Church Street, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1DD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have made an almost weekly visit to the lovely town of Bakewell for years but only discovered the Old House Museum this year. Today was our third visit for the great value admission fee of £4.50 which allows revisits for a year. The museum...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the up hill walk to visit the museum. Had a warm welcome and there is quite a lot to see, even the remains of a rampaging elephant! Interesting old building.

Thank KAW687
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great little museum. Well laid out with interesting exhibits. Helpful friendly volunteers. Plenty of toys for children (and grown ups!). Ticket was valid for a year - useful if you are in the area again. Reasonably priced for what there was. A pleasant way...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unpretentious, quaint, interesting little museum that had the kids fully tuned in for about the hour it takes to visit. Cost was low. Kids were free, having completed a little treasure hunt to get there. Lots of different items to see.

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little museum, lots of interesting bits. Seem to go out of their way to have things for the kids to do, Well worth a visit, Suggest trying to find somewhere close to park as I found the hill from the town challenging. Also suggest...More

Thank lamnf
Reviewed 6 September 2017

lovely to go round this little old piece of Bakewells history very friendly people who look after the house its nice that it is still kept as it would of been all those years ago Thank you

Thank carol w
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

This is a nice little museum. Up quite a steep hill from the main part of town but only a short walk and we just saw it as an excuse to have an ice cream when we came back down! Good for kids with a...More

Thank Sophie F
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

A brilliant little museum which gives a flavour of how Bakewell was in the past. It also shows the history of the house where the museum is based.

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anitaspencer, Manager at Bakewell Old House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Thank you for your lovely review.

Reviewed 20 August 2017

An interesting museum, with lots of items to see. A guided tour was taking place when we arrived. Toilets and a gift shop there too (albeit over-priced). £4.50 each to go into the museum. Downside - not sufficient street signposts to show directions to the...More

Thank Lynne B
anitaspencer, Manager at Bakewell Old House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

So pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Yes, we are up a steep hill but we do provide parking for blue badge holders. There are quite a number of signs in town. Look for the finger posts. The local information centre is extremely helpful in...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

It really is worth walking up the hill past the church to visit this interesting mueum. There are lovely views down into Bakewell and across the valley.The history of the old tudor building and the hidden tudor toilet are fascinating. We are very fortunate that...More

Thank Alan M
anitaspencer, Manager at Bakewell Old House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you so much for the very positive review.

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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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