Peak District Mining Museum & Temple Mine East Midlands
Peak District Lead Mining Museum, The Grand Pavilion, South Parade, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, DE4 3NR
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
What we offer on a school trip
The mining museum collection contains something that will stimulate the interest of your group from the mouse hunt and dressing up for the younger visitors, the tunnels and climbing shafts providing an idea of how hard the lead miners worked for the more adventurous children (and adults), through to those with a special interest in industry, engineering, geology and mining.
Temple Mine provides an underground experience where hard hats are needed, and most people have to bend down in the lower passages! Your guide will explain about the equipment the miners used and about the geology of the hillside you are in. After the mine tour there is a chance to pan for minerals – you may even find something that glitters like gold.
We are able to offer handling sessions, guided visits and taught sessions with our knowledgeable, trained staff. These will be tailored to your specific needs and age range.