Peak District Lead Mining Museum
Telephone: 01629 583834
Peak District Lead Mining Museum gives you a great chance to explore the fascinating history of the lead mining industry in Derbyshire, and of the families who did this gruelling work to make a living.
There are a number of collections to explore, including documents, maps and photographs, pumping engines and devices that remove water from mines, and items that were used to move minerals underground and up to the surface.
They also have thousands of minerals and rocks to discover in the Howie mineral collection, there are so many that they cannot all be displayed!
The collection includes tools, machinery and other objects that were used to process minerals, plus personal items which belonged to miners, including shoes, helmets, and even games.
Make sure you check out the Wills Founder Water Pressure Engine, which is the centrepiece of the museum and is an incredible feat of engineering, built in 1819. Kids (large and small) will also not want to miss the three mock mine crawling and climbing tunnels, which are great fun!
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It may be worth checking out Peak District Lead Mining Museum's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.
We do strongly suggest you contact Peak District Lead Mining Museum before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.
1st April - 31st October:
10.00am - 5.00pm
1st November - 31st March:
Thursday and Friday
11.00am - 3.00pm
Saturday and Sunday
11.00am - 4.00pm
Prices & Admission
Family tickets available.
Under 5s go free!
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