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.

Christmas fun! Here are some more activities to keep the children busy. You can use them at home or at school. Christmas Fun 2: Click here to go to the activity sheets!

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Opening hours

  • In November 2021 we will be open Wednesdays and Weekends 11am-4pm.
  • Mine tours are at 11am & 1pm on our open days.
  • Last entry is 30 minutes before the closing times shown.
  • From 1st Dec 2021 until 31st March 2022 we open Weekends & all of the Derbyshire School holidays.
  • This means we are open every day of the Xmas holidays from the 26th Dec 2021-9th Jan 2022 – bookings for mine tour places are already being taken (01629 583834)