A wide range of minerals to buy as well as souvenirs and books.

Temple Mine

Take a guided tour into an authentic 1920s lead and fluorspar mine and try your hand at panning for ‘gold’.


Experience the fascinating history of the Derbyshire mining industry, and of the many families who made their living from this gruelling work. The Museum has something for everyone to enjoy and learn from.



A range of activities and tours to suit a wide range of educational needs.

Museum shop

Our Museum Shop is packed full of rocks, minerals and fossils. We also have a wide range of guide books to Derbyshire and the Peak District, second-hand books on almost every subject but particularly mining, geology and industrial history. 

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Opening hours

 Opening hours 2024 

Open every* day 11am-4pm with mine tours at 11am & 1pm.

 July 2024 closures due to pre-booked groups.

 3 July Mine tour at 2.10 only.

4 July *Museum closed until 2.30pm. No mine tours.

13 July & 14 July Mine tours fully booked!!

Please ring before your visit to check availability 01629 583834. 

To book on to a mine tour or check availability please ring 01629 583834. Payment is taken when you arrive for your tour not when you book.

We do have pre-booked groups and the mine tours may not be available on those days. If a visit to the mine is an important part of your visit to ring us first. 01629 583834