The museum is located in Matlock Bath which is one of the first tourist attractions in Derbyshire. 1.5 miles south of the town of Matlock, on the busy A6, Matlock Bath is set in the beautiful gorge of the river Derwent.

Find out about the lead mining heritage of Derbyshire from Roman Times to the present. Interactive exhibits, mock tunnels and shafts to climb, moving models. The new Matlock Bath through Time exhibition tells the story of a village that was one of the top Georgian Spas in the country.

The Peak District Lead Mining Museum is ideal for educational visits and for groups of all ages and abilities. Accessible toilets are available in the car park.




Moreover, there is a gift shop in the museum with a variety of minerals from all over the world, alongside gifts for children and adults .The museum also stocks a wide range of books for adults and children.


Visitor’s reviews

New past to remember

This is a small museum looked after by volunteers remembering the lead mining heritage of the area. Artefacts displayed include markers showing the lodes being worked and info about the Barmasters court which regulated disputes. Lots of rock samples to look at.

Brilliant museum

The lead mining museum was a delight. The kids were engaged for over an hour with hands on displays, dressing up, sitting in a jcb and climbing ladders and exploring. The displays are very interesting and there’s so much to look at and learn. Hope you visit again.


£5 per adult reasonable for the size of the museum, which is over 2 floors (stair lift provided for those who cannot do stairs). Friendly lady on the counter, a wealth of exhibits, and a stuffed mouse hunt to keep kiddies busy. FYI-no toilets. 20p to use those in the cafe next door. Recommended.



The Peak District Lead Mining Museum
The Grand Pavilion
South Parade
Matlock Bath


Opening times

Museum Open Daily

The museum is now open every day of the week from 11am-4pm, with tours of Temple Mine running at 12 noon and 2pm.

01629 583834