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...

Magpie Heritage Open Day

We will be up at the Heritage Open day at Magpie Mine on Sunday 10 September 11am-4pm so do come and catch up on the plans for the new Mining & Quarrying Museum.  Clare Herbert, who is the project manager for the new museum as well as the museum manager of the...

Free parking at the NSC

If you visit our Museum this summer then you will be given a voucher that can be used for free parking at the National Stone Centre (NSC) for the seven days after you visited us. At the NSC you can find fossils by following the geo-trail, pan for gemstones, walk...

Designing a museum needs a team!

On Wednesday 5th July 2023 we held our first brainstorming session of ideas for the new museum of mining and quarrying. This brought together teams from the Museum, the Peak District Mines Historical Society, the Institute of Quarrying and the National Stone Centre....

Planning permission granted!

We are delighted to be able to let you know that the planning application for the new building at the National Stone Centre has been approved. All of the Councillors on the Derbyshire Dales District Council Planning Committee were in favour of the development which...