Museums, Mills and Heritage

Peak Rail

Matlock Station, Matlock, DE4 3NA Telephone: 01629 580381, Fax: 01629 760645, Email:

Steam and diesel trains run by a local preservation society.

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Terrace Road, 01298 24658, email: Wonders of the Peak including a time trail, geology and Roman exhibitions.

Red House Stables

Darley Dale, 01629 733583, Costume drama carriages

Eyam Museum

Hawkshill Road, 01433 631371 Tells the story of the Plague hitting this small village and how isolation affected the villagers.

Peak District Mining Museum and Temple Mine

Matlock Bath, 01629 583834 Discover the hard life of local leadminer and try out the climbing shaft.

Old House Museum

Bakewell, 01629 813642, Recreated school and kitchen, old costumes and even tales of an elephant buried in Bakewell!

Masson Mills Working Textile Museum

Matlock Bath, 01629 581001,

Best preserved, and still working example of one of Sir Richard Arkwright’s cotton mills. Gateway to the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

Caudwell’s Mill

Rowsley, 01629 734374 Historic roller flourmill powered by river water includes craft workshops on site.

Cromford Mill (Arkwright’s Mill)

01629 823256,  The world’s first successful water powered cotton spinning mill, part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

Crich Tramway Museum

Crich, 08707587267,  A unique collection of trams from this country and around the world.

Brindley Mill

Leek, 01538 381446, Water powered corn mill formerly owned by James Brindley

Cheddleton Flint Mill

01782 502907,A fine working example of a water mill originally providing ground flint for the pottery industry.

Bugsworth Canal Basin

The only surviving canal/tramway terminus in Britain, once one of the largest ports on the canal network.

National Stone Centre

Nr. Wirksworth, 01629 824833,

Telling the story of stone, how the rocks were formed and how they have been used.

Wirksworth Heritage Centre

Crown Yard, 01629 825225, Exhibition honouring local girl Ellen MacArthur, story of leadmining and ‘red tape’, also local art.

Castleton Centre

Buxton Road, 01433 620679 Information on the village and surrounding area with a mix of local history and artefacts from the Village Museum