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Museum & Mine re-opens from 17th May 2021!



The Museum and Mine are now open every day.

Museum: Open 11am-4pm, no need to book.

Temple Mine: Mine tours at 11am & 1pm daily. We strongly advise you to book in advance as places are strictly limited.
This can be done by ‘phoning 01629 583834 – if it goes to the answer machine please leave a message and we will return your call.
Payment is taken at the time of booking and will only be refunded if we have to close the mine. If you need to change your booking we will try to find an alternative date for you but this cannot be guaranteed.

We look forward to welcoming you very soon!

Opening hours

  • In November 2021 we will be open Wednesdays and Weekends 11am-4pm.
  • Mine tours are at 11am & 1pm on our open days.
  • Last entry is 30 minutes before the closing times shown.
  • From 1st Dec 2021 until 31st March 2022 we open Weekends & all of the Derbyshire School holidays.
  • This means we are open every day of the Xmas holidays from the 26th Dec 2021-9th Jan 2022 – bookings for mine tour places are already being taken (01629 583834)

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Due to government guidelines and the Covid19 lockdown both the Mine and Museum will be closed until at least the 3rd December. We are working on some new activities and events so keep an eye on our facebook page.

Visits to Temple Mine & Mineral Panning Sessions.

Temple Mine:

With that pesky virus still hanging around for a limited period we are offering individual family groups the chance to go on a mine tour without other members of the public. Yes, your own personal tour! These do need to be booked in advance either at the Museum or by ‘phoning 01629 583834. Groups can be as small as 2 adults or as large as 10 people. (Minimum charge £13).

Mineral Panning:

We are running mineral panning sessions this summer. Our guide will show you how to pan for minerals and will provide you with a bag to take home anything you find, all for just £3 per person. To ensure social distancing these sessions need to be booked in advance either at the Museum or by ‘phoning 01629 583834 during Museum opening hours. If you go on a mine tour the mineral panning is included.

The Museum:

The Museum is open 11am-3.30pm at the weekend and you do not need to book – just turn up! There is plenty to see and do in the Museum and if you have children with you Temple Mouse and Miner Joe will help them to know what to do. Come in the morning for a quieter visit with fewer people around. Our tunnels and climbing shafts are closed at the moment but, with a ticket that is valid for 12 months, you can visit again once they re-open. Please gift aid your ticket if possible – it costs you nothing but helps bring in extra funds.