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Peak District Lead Mining Museum

  • Matlock
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries, Caves and Mines

Attraction Information

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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Opening hours

Saturday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:00


Adult: £4.00

Concession: £3.50

Child: £3.00

Family tickets available.

Under 5s: Free

Travel & Contact Information


The Grand Pavilion, Matlock Bath, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3NR, England

Phone number

01629 583834



Click here to visit Peak District Lead Mining Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Yes, there are accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Peak District Lead Mining Museum is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Peak District Lead Mining Museum have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Peak District Lead Mining Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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