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 lead 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.

February Half-Term

It's half term week!From Saturday 15th February until 23rd February the Museum will be open every day from 10:00 to 16:00.There is a Mine Tour at 13:00 every weekend and on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday during half-term week. Phone 01629 583834 to reserve your...

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Opening hours

  • Last entry is 30 minutes before the closing times shown.
  • Check here for additional opening times at school holidays and bank-holidays.

Winter (up to 31st March)

Sat. - Sun. 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Summer & Autumn (1st April to 31st October)

Mon. - Sun. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Winter (from 1st November)

Mon. - Sun. 11:00 am - 4:00 pm