A wide range of minerals to buy as well as souvenirs and books.

Temple Mine

Take a guided tour into an authentic 1920s lead and fluorspar mine and try your hand at panning for ‘gold’.


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.



A range of activities and tours to suit a wide range of educational needs.

The Museum shop

You can visit our Museum Shop without going in to the Museum. We have lots of minerals, crystals, fossils and rocks for sale. There are also books on Derbyshire and the Peak District including walking books. We also have a large range of second-hand books particularly...

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Opening hours

 Opening hours 2024

Open every day 11am-4pm with mine tours at 11am & 1pm & 2.10pm.

To book on to a mine tour please ring 01629 583834. 

We do have pre-booked groups and the mine tours may not be available on those days. If a visit to the mine is an important part of your visit to ring us first. 01629 583834