Peak District Lead Mining Museum

Peak District Lead Mining Museum
The Grand Pavilion, South Parade, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire DE4 3NR

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Visit a museum where you can experience and wonder at the forgotten world of a Derbyshire lead miner. For centuries, men have toiled underground in cramped and hazardous conditions to earn a meagre living by extracting the mineral galena (lead ore). See the tools they used, clothes they wore, the advances in technology and the importance of this metal in our modern day lives.

Crawl and climb through a maze of twisted tunnels and shafts to feel for yourself the cramped conditions.

There is also the opportunity to go underground into a real fluorspar mine nearby, where you can also pan for fools gold and gems!

Contact Details:
01629 583 834  

Learning Programmes:

The museum welcomes school groups and will cater for any Key Stage. Museum staff can give customised tours of the museum and mine, to suit your needs.
The museum is also popular with adult/ undergraduate groups.


Local History, Industrial Archaeology, Geology, Developing technology, Citizenship .

Peak District Mining Museum

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