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.

Opening hours

 Opening hours 2023 / 2024

 6th Nov 2023 – 25th March 2024:

Open weekends and Derbyshire school holidays 11am-4pm with mine tours at 11am & 1pm & 2.10pm.

We will open during the week for pre-booked groups of 10+ people. ‘Phone 01629 583834 to arrange this.

 February half-term: 12th – 24th Feb. open 11-3 every day with mine tours at 11am & 1pm.