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.

Visits to Temple Mine & Mineral Panning Sessions. Temple Mine: With that pesky virus still hanging around for a limited period we are offering individual family groups the chance to go on a mine tour without other members of the public. Yes, your own personal...

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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 - 3:45 pm

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

Wed., Sat., Sun. 11:00 am - 3:45 pm

Winter (from 1st November)