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.

Heritage walk.

On Wednesday 13 December at 11am you can join our heritage walk around the Old Millclose Mine area. Meet at the Three Stags pub at Darley Bridge. The walk costs £3 per person, please bring the correct change. This walk is over rough ground so please wear sturdy boots....

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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.

Christmas 2023: We will be open every day from the 26th Dec 2023 through to the 7th Jan 2024 from 11am-3pm with mine tours at 11am & 1pm each day of the holidays.

Don’t miss out on our special events – keep an eye on the News page of the website and our Facebook page.

See our News page for more details on holiday opening dates, times and events.