Keep up to date

We are continuing to work on our relocation to the National Stone Centre site. At the moment most of the work involves the filling in of forms. But, if you are on LinkedIn you may like to follow our Museum and our Museum Manager (Clare Herbert) who is currently...

Meeting at the NSC

Another really useful meeting with Theresa Peltier, the High Sheriff of Derbyshire. This time we met at the NSC with James Thorne the CEO of IQ. The focus for discussion was the opportunities for education and employment the campus at the NSC will provide. Once the...

First artefact for the Mining & Quarrying Museum

After being contacted by Ball Eye Quarry (Cromford) about some old business papers they had found in a building that was being demolished we whad to go down for a closer look. We ended up coming away with lots of papers and seismic data but also with a rather nice...

Support from our MP

We were pleased to have a visit from our local Member of Parliament Sarah Dines, seen here with the water pressure engine. Clare Herbert (our Museum Manager and Project Manager for the new Mining & Quarrying Museum) took the opportunity to explain about our plans...

The High Sheriff of Derbyshire visits.

Today the Museum had a visit from the High Sheriff of Derbyshire, Theresa Peltier, who had discovered us on Linked In and wanted to know more. We were able to share some stories of mining character’s who came from her home town as well as discussing the planned...

Our current situation.

There are many positive pull factors for our relocation to the National Stone Centre but before we even knew that it was an option we had been looking for a place to move to. There are many, many problems with our current location but particularly with the building...