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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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Very fun

The staff at the museum were very friendly and helpful. Adam took us on the mine tour. He was very... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Victoria---Alice94
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Polesworth, United Kingdom
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Rainy day visit but would visit any day

Brilliant , really loved the tour of the pine with panning fun at the end . The guide was excellent... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nickh1969
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Chesterfield, 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 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 6 days ago via mobile

The staff at the museum were very friendly and helpful. Adam took us on the mine tour. He was very knowledgeable and it was very interesting. You can tell he loves his job. I wasn't very good at the panning at the end of the...More

Thank Victoria---Alice94
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I am pleased to hear you had such a fun day at the museum - maybe you need to come back and practice your gold panning? Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant , really loved the tour of the pine with panning fun at the end . The guide was excellent and brought to life the history of the mine . Great for all ages , you do have to wear hard hat on tour and...More

Thank Nickh1969
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow! Thank you for such a great review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope you will be able to come back soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were at a loose end and a mate recommended the museum, so off we wandered. Good value, genuinely interesting with a wide range of exhibits and a pleasantly offbeat vibe. Clearly run on a budget, but they've packed a lot in and the recreations...More

Thank Richard P
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the experience in the tunnels - they are certainly a challenge to get through! We agree that it is important to take some risks in life; in fact the tunnels are less dangerous than...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was ok for the money - learnt more about the guide than the mine - panning for gold was good. The museum was better than expected.

Thank Susan03T
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to leave a review. I will share your experience with the guides as we clearly did not come up to scratch on this occasion.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An enjoyable and informative way to spend an afternoon learning about lead mining in Derbyshire. You can if you wish, actually go down the mine.

Thank Hoghauler
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am pleased that you enjoyed your visit. The mine is well worth a visit as well with mine tours at 12 & 2 each day in the summer and at weekends in the Winter. Thank you for leaving a review.

Reviewed 18 July 2017

I really enjoyed my visit to the mining museum, the tunnels to crawl through were great fun and a bit of a challenge but give you a good idea of what it was like for the miners. The mine tour was full of information. It...More

Thank lottiliza
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am glad that you enjoyed your visit - there is certainly plenty to keep visitors of all ages busy! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

Reviewed 18 July 2017

We had a conducted tour of the mine led by Adam our experienced, enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. The roof of the mine is quite low and the hard hats provided are certainly needed. The mine is not extensive, it was only in use for two...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review - I will pass your praise on to the guide. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We have just had a fascinating trip around the mine and museum. We arrived just in time for the 12:00 tour and were the only ones so had a personal tour by the brilliant Adam. The hard hats are essential as you have to stoop...More

Thank Chairman_john
PDMM, Front Office Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave this review, it is much appreciated. I have passed on your kind comments to Adam. We are all very pleased that you enjoyed your visit, and we hope that you will call in if you...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Had a great time the museum was very informative and the trip down the mine was very good. The boys enjoyed panning for gold.

Thank jleatherland6
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at the museum and on the mine tour. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

I went for a walk round the museum , the staff were very friendly on the counter . Their was lots of displays and information about the iron mine and other minerals that are mined in other countries . It's not a very big place...More

Thank gothicwax
PDMM, Manager at Peak District Lead Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

I am pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the museum. I do hope you will be able to visit again and go on the mine tour. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

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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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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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