Bakewell Old House Museum

Dating back to the time of Henry III, Bakewell Old House Museum provides a fascinating insight into how we used to live.

There are atmospheric beamed rooms to explore with lots to discover: you can experience life in a Victorian mill worker’s dwelling, see the displays of textiles, costumes and historical toys and even get up close to a rare Tudor toilet and a Victorian privy! 

There’s also fun to be had with the Tudor dressing up box, dolls-house and courtyard games as well as the opportunity to learn about Bakewell’s industrial history and its links with the Arkwright family in the new gallery.

Blue badge holders are welcome to park on the museum forecourt and there is ample public car parking available in Bakewell town centre.

The museum has uneven floors on varying levels which may prove difficult to visitors with restricted mobility. There are wheelchair ramps, however, available on the ground floor. In addition, there is access to view the oldest part of the building from the external courtyard via a stairlift.