News and Events

Children’s Learning Activities.


To help keep your children busy learning whilst at home for the next few weeks we have designed some activities that can be printed out and completed.

Each Monday we will upload a few sheets of activities which will cover themes including mining, rocks, fossils, animals found in mines, old Matlock Bath and many, many more.

We hope that your children will enjoy these activities and would love to see there finished work! You can send pictures of it to our Facebook or Instagram.

If you have any suggestions of themes or activities do get in touch with us. If you have not yet visited the Museum you will still be able to do the activities and you can look forward to visiting us once we re-open.

Opening hours

  • Last entry is 30 minutes before the closing times shown.
  • Check here for additional opening times at school holidays and bank-holidays.

Winter (up to 31st March)

Summer & Autumn (1st April to 31st October)

Winter (from 1st November)


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Corona virus update

Corona virus update

Following Government guidance around the Corona Virus the Museum and Mine will be closed until further notice.
You can keep up to date with what we are doing via our facebook and instagram accounts.
We will also be listing some books for sale on here over the next few weeks, these can be paid for over the ‘phone and posted out or collected from us.

February Half-Term

It’s half term week!

From Saturday 15th February until 23rd February the Museum will be open every day from 10:00 to 16:00.

There is a Mine Tour at 13:00 every weekend and on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday during half-term week.

Phone 01629 583834 to reserve your place.