Peak District Mining Museum


The Pavilion,

Matlock Bath,



Telephone : 01629 583 834

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The Peak District Mining Museum is situated in The Pavilion at the centre of Matlock Bath alongside the A6, which runs alongside the river Derwent in a picturesque limestone gorge.

Here you can experience and wonder at the forgotten world of a Derbyshire lead miner: see the tools they used, the clothes they wore, understand how technology advanced gain an appreciation of the importance of this metal in our lives today.

Visit Temple Mine you can discover for yourself the network of tunnels that exist under your feet and wonder at the crystals glistening in the walls. The mine was acquired by the ancient custom of 'Nicking' and was worked from 1922 for fluorite and lead ore using a variety of mining methods.

The museum houses a large gift shop with an extensive collection of books, gifts and souvenirs and light refreshments are available in a comfortable seating area.

The museum is accessible but unfortunately, the mine may not be suitable for some visitors with physical disabilities.

There is a coach/car park adjacent to the museum. Accessible toilets are available in the car park.