Museums and Galleries

Broaden you mind and excite your senses...

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Chesterfield Museum & Art Gallery
How come straight cucumbers were grown in Chesterfield more than a century befure EU regulations ?  What made the town market so important, and how did Medieval workers manage to build so high ?

Now you know where to find out...

Builders' Wheel

Masson Mills Museum, Matlock Bath
At this UNESCO World Heritage Site, originally designed by Sir Richard Arkwright, experience what life was like to work in an 18th-century mill – including the noise of the clattering looms as well as the realistically recreated smell !

Bobbins hung up at Masson Mills

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Discover the geology, archaeology and history of the Peak District in the Wonders of the Peak time tunnel...

Bakewell Old House Museum

Explore this facinating social history collection which reflects the impact of pivotal events of the last 500 years on Bakewell and the surrounding area.

Discover massive open fireplaces, beamed ceilings, a Tudor toilet, an intriguing collection of local artefacts, tools, toys and period costumes - and much more!

Eyam Plague Village Museuml

When plague struck the village of Eyam in 1665, the vilagers made the extraordinary sacrifice of isolating themselves in order to prevent the spread of this terrible disease...

Eyam postcards

David Mellor Visitor Centre, Hathersage

Traffic lights to waste bins and bus shelters to knives and forks. Quite an education...

Round Building factory interior

Red House Stables Carriage Museum

See the country's largest collection of original carriages for travel & trade as well as many accompanying harnesses and other accessories - next door to the horses that pull them.

Peak District Lead Mining Museum
The Museum houses many items, relics of the lost lead industry, which are explained and interpreted in an imaginative and thought-provoking exhibition. These include rock and mineral specimens from around the world. Interactive exhibits and climbing tunnels, provide something for the young and the young at heart.

Miners boot from Peak District Lead Minimg Museum

Poole's Cavern

Explore vast limestone caverns with a fun guide and see how crystal stalactites have lined the chambers over millions of years.