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...

Working groups!

We are still working away in the background to make the new building at the NSC and our move to it a reality. The planning application should go through in April (keep your fingers crossed for us). We are now setting up some working groups who will drive the project...

Well-being survey

We are collecting information on how people feel after visiting our Museum. If you have recently visited the link to the survey is below. There are also paper copies of the survey at the Museum....

Planning application submitted

The planning application for the new building at the National Stone Centre has been submitted.  This is the building which our Museum will be relocated to. Within the development the building facilities will include: a 100 seater café/restaurant four naturally lit...