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

The Peak District Lead Mining Museum
Matlock Bath, Derbyshire

Located in the Grand Pavilion, Matlock Bath, the Peak District Lead Mining Museum offers an enthralling insight into the many facets of mining - from the days of "t'owd man", right through to modern day mineral extraction. The many displays - both static and interactive - are guaranteed to excite visitors of all ages.

The emphasis is, of course, on mining history - the tools and techniques, the ancient laws and customs, and the minerals, their extraction and uses. The museum is also home to the impressive pump-gear rescued from Wills Founder shaft, Winster in 1976.

The society owns and controls Temple Mine in Matlock Bath - and through the museum you can go on a guided tour of this old fluorspar mine.

Additionally the Mining Museum can arrange educational visits to the Society's flagship heritage site, Magpie Mine near Sheldon. For further details please contact the Museum or click here to download a Magpie Mine Teachers Pack in PDF format.

The Peak District Mining Museum website

For further details visit the mining museum's new web site at

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Peak District Mining Museum
The Pavilion
South Parade
Matlock Bath
Derbyshire DE4 3NR

t: 01629 583834