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We are open again!

The Museum will be open 11am-3pm each weekend from the 4th July. No booking is needed for the Museum. 

Temple Mine will be open from the 11th July for guided tours of individual family groups. There will also be mineral panning sessions. Both of these must be booked in advance at the Museum or by ‘phoning 01629 583834. 


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For our learning pack on the Miner’s Tools click here.

These are the first two of our children’s learning packs designed for primary-aged children to use at home. Have fun with them and let us know what you think! There are other packs available on our Facebook page which will be placed on the website later.

For our learning pack on Rocks click here.

Children’s learning activities

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.