We said we had some exciting news to share: We are exploring the opportunity to relocate to National Stone Centre near Wirksworth.

The opportunity for the Peak District Mining Museum to move to a new home has arisen following the 2021 merger of the NSC with the Institute of Quarrying (IQ). The shared ambition of the IQ and NSC is to create a world class visitor experience and an internationally significant centre of excellence for the quarrying and mineral products industry on the existing site of the NSC.

We are already working together to make this happen. It will take a few years to achieve but with support from grants and the backing of Peak District Mines Historical Society and all our friends we know we can do it! We will have an even more amazing Museum which tells the story of both mining and quarrying.

Keep checking back here for updates!



Outside a mine there are two children in orange mine helmets holding a rock. In between them crouched down is their father who is wearing a white helmet. It looks like the rock is heavy.