Life in a Lens Museum

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The Life in a Lens museum of Photography and Old Times is dedicated to presenting the history of photography from its invention in 1839 and is illustrated with thousands of items of interest from many periods including mannequins in original clothing.

The museum is displayed in a wonderful Victorian setting in an atmosphere second to non and the entrance is now through our wonderful and very popular 'Victorian Teashop' in the centre of Matlock Bath, which is a great bonus for our visitors. It is a great source of interest and fun for all the family.

Opening times coincide with the teashop and with the fact that Matlock Bath is seasonal and notoriously difficult for regular business times. Therefore please call us on 01629 583325 to make sure we are open, especially if you are travelling some distance.
Ordnance Survey Grid Reference: SK293278

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How to get there

By Road:
200m from Matlock Bath railway station, on the A6 Derby-Matlock road just south of Matlock. It is simplest to park at the station car park and walk to the cable car station.

By Bus: the Trans-Peak Derby-Manchester bus passes the cable car station and connects to Buxton and Bakewell. From Chesterfield, the 17 bus takes you to Matlock - then either take the train or pick up the Trans-Peak bus.

By Train: Matlock Bath station is only about 200m away
When is it open?

Open 11.00am - 5.00pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday and some weekdays as the summer progresses.

The museum is easily accessible in the centre of Matlock Bath (118 North Parade)
What does it cost?

Adults £1.75/ Children £1.50/ Senior Citizens £1.50

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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