News and Events

Heritage walk.

On Wednesday 13 December at 11am you can join our heritage walk around the Old Millclose Mine area. Meet at the Three Stags pub at Darley Bridge. The walk costs £3 per person, please bring the correct change. This walk is over rough ground so please wear sturdy boots. Dogs welcome on short leads.

The landlord at the Three Stags has offered to do a post-walk ‘sandwich & chips’ for £7.50. There will be other menu options available. If you are planning to have lunch there then there is some parking available at the pub.

Additional parking is available at the Darley Dale cricket ground on the other side of the river.


December @ the Museum!

We have so much happening at the Museum this December! There are heritage walks on the 13th December, the 27th December and the 30th December. Details are on the poster. Christmas Eve is a very special date in the miners’ calendar as we leave a candle burning in Temple Mine to please the spirits and bring us good luck in the mine next year. Join us at 1pm for this special event and discover some of the superstitions the miners held and some of the weird goings-on at mines in Derbyshire. 

Open in the snow!

Sunday 3rd December – we are open! Both the mine and museum are open today from 11am until 3pm. Pop down and have a look around. Mine tours are at 11am & 1pm.

Opening hours

 Opening hours 2023 / 2024

 6th Nov 2023 – 25th March 2024:

Open weekends and Derbyshire school holidays 11am-4pm with mine tours at 11am & 1pm & 2.10pm.

We will open during the week for pre-booked groups of 10+ people. ‘Phone 01629 583834 to arrange this.

Christmas 2023: We will be open every day from the 26th Dec 2023 through to the 7th Jan 2024 from 11am-3pm with mine tours at 11am & 1pm each day of the holidays.

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