Description

Peak District Mining Museum and Temple Mine

From 31st Dec 2020 Derbyshire Dales is in Tier 4 which means we cannot open. As soon as we are back in Tier 2 we will have the Mine and Museum open again. The Museum: 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. Clamber through our famous tunnels and climbing shafts, follow the mouse trail or play in the JCB.Temple Mine: Join a mine tour, put on a hard hat and visit a real fluorspar mine. Then try your hand at panning for minerals. Temple Mine was acquired by the ancient custom of 'Nicking'. The mine has been worked since 1922 for fluorite and lead ore and shows a variety of mining methods have been used. In the 1980s gold was found in the basalt in the mine - the only proven gold deposit in Derbyshire!Matlock Bath Through Time Exhibition:Explore the journey of Matlock Bath from a small lead mining hamlet, to a Georgian Spa and then to the inland-seaside resort of today.The permanent exhibition is inside the Mining Museum and included in the entry price.Then follow the Heritage Trail around the village. See Less

Location

The Grand Pavilion, South Parade DE4 3NR DE4 3NR Matlock Bath, Derbyshire

    ADDRESS

    Days Out In The Peak District

    The Peak District National Park

    Derbyshire

    NG7 1FL

    Hello@DaysOutInThePeakDistrict.com

    01629 325030