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Old House Museum, Bakewell, Derbyshire, Peak District, UK

The Peak District covers much of Derbyshire and parts of Staffordshire, Cheshire and Yorkshire. There are numerous interesting towns such as Ashbourne, Bakewell, Buxton, Leek, Matlock and Wirksworth, plus many enchanting villages

Old House Museum, Bakewell

historic interest
Bakewell Old House Museum exterior
Bakewell Old House Museum exterior
The Old House Museum in Bakewell is about 200 metres away from the church, situated in the oldest standing building in Bakewell (dating from 1534). It houses a small exhibition of local life and artefacts, in 11 beamed rooms.

The building is a typical yeoman's house of the 16th century and belonged originally to the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield. At one time it was leased in 1777 by Richard Arkwright to house workers for the mill he built in the town. By 1935 the house was in a state of disrepair and was due to be demolished when it was saved by the Bakewell and District Historical Society and restored. The exterior is of local sandstone but the interior walls are of wattle and daub.

Ordnance Survey Grid Reference: SK215685 Click here for Google Maps

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How to get there

By Road:
the museum is close to the centre of Bakewell, which lies on the A6 Derby-Manchester road between Matlock and Buxton. Parking in the centre of Bakewell can often be problematic.

By Bus: the Trans-Peak bus from Derby to Manchester goes through the town. The X18 and 240 buses from Sheffield and the 170 bus from Chesterfield also go to Bakewell.
When is it open?

The museum is open 25th March to 5th November 11.00am - 4.00p
What does it cost?

Admission costs £4.50 for adults and £2.00 for children, £12.00 for a family ticket. Under 5s free

Prices and opening times are shown as a guideline only and may vary. See this link for more information on prices and opening


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