Experience the fascinating history of the Derbyshire mining industry, and of the many families who made their living from this gruelling work. The Museum has something for everyone to enjoy and learn from. Galena, lead ore, has been mined in the Peak District since before Roman times. Until the 20th century many families in the area earned a basic living from this mineral. Discover more about this industry and how it shaped the landscape, at the Peak District Lead Mining Museum and experience underground conditions at the authentic 1920s Temple Mine.
- Opening times: These are seasonal, the current times are shown on the home page of the web site and on the facebook page.
- Accessibility: The museum has two levels with a household flight of stairs between. The ground floor is fully accessible for wheelchair users and pushchairs. Pushchairs can be left downstairs whilst you visit the upper level, but there is no ramp. Temple Mine is accessed via a short steep slope and there are steps inside. Therefore it is not accessible for wheelchair users or pushchairs. Young children will need to walk or be carried in a sling on your front (please bear in mind that the roof is low in places). There is a film of the mine tour available in the cinema area of the museum.