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.

Visitor survey

At the end of your visit us please complete our survey. These help us to improve our current museum and will provide guidance for the content of our future museum. If you forget to do the survey or think of something afterwards you can email ideas and suggestions to...

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Opening hours

 Opening hours 2024 

Open every day 11am-4pm with mine tours at 11am & 1pm & 2.10pm.

May & June 2024 the mine will be closed to the public on days when we have groups visiting. Please ring before your visit to check availability 01629 583834. Group visits do not affect access to the museum.

To book on to a mine tour or check availability please ring 01629 583834. Payment is taken when you arrive for your tour not when you book.

We do have pre-booked groups and the mine tours may not be available on those days. If a visit to the mine is an important part of your visit to ring us first. 01629 583834