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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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A brilliant little museum which gives a flavour of how Bakewell was in the past. It also shows the... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
Tallis
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Northumberland
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very interesting

An interesting museum, with lots of items to see. A guided tour was taking place when we... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Lynne B
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Nottingham, 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.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“local history” (14 reviews)
“steep hill” (14 reviews)
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| Cunningham Place, Off North Church Street, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1DD, England
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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.

Thank Tallis
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.

Reviewed 15 August 2017

This small museum was hidden away at the top of the hill but well worth a visit.We started with a ten minute video which gave a good overview of the house. It was a strange mix of random rooms,eg toys,tudor,victorian,story of an escaped elephant and...More

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

Thank you for the positive review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We all really enjoyed our visit to this museum. Buy the guidebook for your visit and read about each room as you walk round.

Thank RBR47
anitaspencer, Manager at Bakewell Old House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

So pleased that you enjoyed your visit. The guidebook is a reasonable £2 and does have an extended history about the building. Please use your ticket to return for free and thank you for your positive review.

Reviewed 5 August 2017

This is a wonderful museum that we came across by accident on a visit to Bakewell. The house is a lot bigger inside than we were expecting. There are lovely volunteer staff running it & I would highly recommend it if you love history. We...More

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

So pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Thank ou for your kind review.

Reviewed 25 July 2017

So much to see ,far more than we anticipated when we went in the main entrance .A very interesting short film telling the story of the building was shown before we went round the house . Memorabilia from many different periods including things I remembered...More

Thank valerie c
Reviewed 11 July 2017

On a recent trip to Bakewell, there's a sign for the best museum award. So we followed the signs wondering how far is it, as this is all up bank and nothing resembling a museum in sight, eventually we found it. Entrance fee £4.50 each...More

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

Thank you so much for your kind review. We do advice visitors to allow extra parking time in order to not rush your museum visit.

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

This place is steeped In history from the past few centuries. Have to give credit to the volunteers what help to keep this place running. On visiting bakewell it is worth a visit for people of all ages, to see items of years gone by...More

Thank Matthew Y
anitaspencer, Manager at Bakewell Old House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you so much. We value our volunteers who put in hours in order that we can stay open. So pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 9 July 2017

This fantastic museum is crammed with an eclectic mix of interesting things. Packed with memories, costumes, a door from the time of Henry VIII that you can touch and much more, it's a great place to visit. They cater for kids too, with a rat...More

Thank GlutenfreeJJ
anitaspencer, Manager at Bakewell Old House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you for you review. We do take some finding as we are tucked away.

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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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