Peak District Mines Historical Society
Promoting and preserving mining heritage
(Registered charity No. 504662)

Welcome to the website of the Peak District Mines Historical Society

Welcome to the new PDMHS website.  We're currently migrating content from the old site to here - a process that will take a little time as there is a substantial body of material that we need to migrate in a controlled and organised fashion.  If you can't find what you are looking for here, the old site can still be accessed at:

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The Peak District National Park and much of the surrounding countryside was once mined extensively for Lead, Fluorspar, Barytes, Copper, Calcite and other minerals. Much of the now-familiar and naturalised landscape has been modified considerably by ancient miners, with hillocks, old lead veins, engine houses and mine buildings forming an integral part of the modern-day landscape. Across the area are many archaeological features relating to mining activities – some dating back several hundred years, some considerably more recent.

The Peak District Mines Historical Society exists to preserve these important industrial heritage sites, and to promote interest and understanding in mines, mining and minerals – and in the fascinating and varied mining history.

Through this website, we hope to present to a wider audience the aims, objectives, activities and resources of the society.

Interested in joining the Peak District Mines Historical Society?
Then go to the"joining PDMHS" page of this website to find out more - or you can simply download a PDMHS Membership form if you prefer.

Want to come along to one of our meets?

Take a look at the latest meets and events list, now on-line with plenty of events taking place both above and below ground. 

Upcoming events: