Peak District Lead Mining Museum | Day Out With The Kids

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Peak District Lead Mining Museum

Matlock, Derbyshire, England

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries
  • Caves and Mines icon Caves and Mines

Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

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!


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Peak District Lead Mining Museum's website
01629 583834

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Saturday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:00


Adult: £4.00

Concession: £3.50

Child: £3.00

Family tickets available.

Under 5s: Free


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