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Temple Mine

Caves and Mines, Indoor
Profile iconAges 4+
Location iconMatlock Bath
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Attraction Information

The Peak District Mining Museum and Temple Mine are related attractions either side of the road, with a great combo ticket discount scheme to encourage you to visit both. Which you should!

The Temple Mine is a still fully operational lead and fluorspar mine from the 1920s and 50s plus a hand mine section some 200 years old, which you and the kids can explore together by guided tour. Even the little touches hard hats for tour goers add to the occasion for kids, but wait until they get to pan for gold and take home what they find! (Mum's the word, but it won't be gold.)

Because of the nature of the mine the only way to explore is by guided tour and of course it's nowhere near ‘accessible', but there's also a DVD of the Mine Tour running in the museum to watch so those naturally excluded from the depths can still see the details.

Elsewhere in the Museum you can also find a trove of minerals and gems and the vast Wills Founder Water Pressure Engine, but the highlight for anyone small enough to fit in there has simply got to be the mock up mine tunnels! Neat wooden crawl spaces replicating mine shaft angles. A fantastic imaginative exercise!

Opening hours

1st April - 4th November
Monday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:00
5th November - 31st March
Saturday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

Mine Tours
1st April - 4th November
Monday to Sunday 13:00
5th November - 31st March
Saturday to Sunday 13:00



Peak District Mining Museum, The Pavilion,
Matlock Bath,
DE4 3NR,

Phone number

01629 583 834


General Admission
Adults: £7.00
Kids (5-17): £5.00
Concessions: £6.00
Family (2 adults, 3 kids): £20.00


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