This page exists to promote and preserve the important mining, processing and smelting history of the Peak District and Derbyshire.
The Peak District National Park and much of the surrounding countryside was once mined extensively for Lead, Fluorspar, Barytes, Copper, Calcite and other minerals. Much of the now-familiar and naturalised landscape has been modified considerably by ancient miners, with hillocks, old lead veins, engine houses and mine buildings forming an integral part of the modern-day landscape. Across the area are many archaeological features relating to mining activities – some dating back several hundred years, some considerably more recent.The Peak District Mines Historical Society exists to preserve these important industrial heritage sites, and to promote interest and understanding in mines, mining and minerals – and in the fascinating and varied mining history.Through this page, we hope to present to a wider audience the aims, objectives, activities and resources of the society. See Less
Peak District Mining Museum The Pavilion South Parade DE4 3NR Matlock, UK