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Bakewell Old House Museum

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Address: | 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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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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Atmospheric Tudor building with a large collection of eclectic items. Tudor...

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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Fascinating a varied collection of artefacts 🌻

If you're in Bakewell then the Old House Museum is well worth a visit and you only need approx 1.5-2 hrs to do so. Very interesting and anyone with an appreciation of history will... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
Sheena8488
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

If you're in Bakewell then the Old House Museum is well worth a visit and you only need approx 1.5-2 hrs to do so. Very interesting and anyone with an appreciation of history will enjoy it. It is slightly up-hill to get to and quite tucked away, but it is sign-posted. Cheap entry too and the money clearly goes to... More 

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Belper, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Really lovely small museum. The exhibits cover from Tudor times to the 1940s. The introductory film is informative and the staff are pleasant and welcoming. The items are displayed with imagination and care. This is a small museum run and supported by local people. It does not have any flashy items just homely things that some older people will remember... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Tucked away from the main shopping area, the old house museum is a veritable treasure trove of bits and bobs. The staff are sweet little old ladies, and the museum itself is a bit of a ramshackle collection of things! Great look into the old ways of the Peak District.

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Thank Laurelie_Jason
anitaspencer, Manager at Bakewell Old House Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Yes, we do have a rather quirky collection of items. All of which have been donated to the museum over the last 60 years. We are so grateful to our donors and thankful for their generosity. More 

Perth, WA
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I loved this place. The history and exhibits are really interesting, and it's a great way to spend an hour + whilst in Bakewell, especially if you have some existing local knowledge or history with the area. The museum is well set out and compact, and buying the guide book before you walk around helps you understand the history in... More 

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1 Thank PortBeach
anitaspencer, Manager at Bakewell Old House Museum, responded to this review

What a delightful review. Thank you. We do hear our visitors enjoying themselves and are pleased that our collection can spark wonderful memories from the past. More 

England, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This was my second visit; my first was a few years ago with a group, and we booked a guided tour. That tour makes all the difference in the world. I'd enjoyed that visit so much that I'd gone back, bringing my husband to see it. On this visit, we tried to watch the introductory video they have playing in... More 

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anitaspencer, Manager at Bakewell Old House Museum, responded to this review

Well thank you for visiting a second time. You must have enjoyed your first visit! The DVD is slightly dated but most of our visitors enjoy the information given. We always recommend a guide book on admission. It is very good value at £2. There is information in all rooms explaining the history of them but the guide book does... More 

Salisbury
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233 reviews
190 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Handy hint-buy the guide book first. We missed some things because we bought it after our visit. This is an excellent social history museum. I have visited many museums but I saw things here that I have never seen before. The Joseph Clover mask for application of anesthetic and the fact he never incurred a fatality in its use, for... More 

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Bakewell, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Visited with my wife and ten year old granddaughter. We live in the town and found it very interesting. Enthusiastic and helpful staff.

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Thank Phil G
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

A lovely quaint museum - well worth vist that brings back memories of your own childhood. It's crammed full of some many lovely things that you'd probably have to visit more than once. Some of the floors are a bit uneven if you aren't too steady on your pins but there's still plenty to see on the ground floor -... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Came on bank holiday Monday and it was empty which we liked. If your in to your history then check it out. £4 each to get in and they said you can enter for free with your ticket if you revisit within a year. We got round it in about a hour. But if you are visiting be prepared to... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

It must be because the museum is a short walk up the hill that so few people visit. We visited on a bank holiday Monday when the town was so crowded it was difficult to walk round and had the museum to ourselves. To be honest, we have visited Bakewell many many times and this is our first trip to... More 

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anitaspencer, Manager at Bakewell Old House Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are so tucked away it is true. Please do spread the word about us. More 

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