Today the Museum had a visit from the High Sheriff of Derbyshire, Theresa Peltier, who had discovered us on Linked In and wanted to know more. We were able to share some stories of mining character’s who came from her home town as well as discussing the planned move to the NSC. Theresa was most impressed by the collection we hold and delighted to hear that we should have a quarrying collection joining us in the new Mining & Quarrying Museum. The opportunities for public and professional education at the NSC was also of interest to her and she hopes to meet with the Institute of Quarrying very soon.

The High Sheriff of Derbyshire stands next to the cheerful large wooden cut out of a miner who greets visitors to the Museum.