- Caves and Mines
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Indoor
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!
- Restaurant Onsite
- Parking Available On-site
- Parking Available Nearby
Getting There and Contact Information
Peak District Mining Museum, The Pavilion, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, DE4 3NR, England
Click here to visit Temple Mine's website
01629 583 834
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Tours should be booked in advance but run on the following dates
1st April to 31st October
Monday to Sunday 12:00 and 14:00
November, February, & March
Saturday and Sunday 12:00 and 14:00
Museum & Mine Ticket (can be purchased separately)
Family (2 & 3): £20
Kids under 5: Free