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List of museums in Derbyshire

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This list of museums in Derbyshire, England contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.


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Name Image Town/City Type Summary
Bakewell Old House Museum
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Bakewell Multiple website, historic Tudor house with period rooms, Victorian mill workers dwelling, textiles, toys
Barrow Hill Roundhouse & Railway Centre
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Barrow Hill Railway Preserved roundhouse and locomotives
Belper Heritage Centre
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Belper Local information, local history, also known as St. John's Chapel Heritage Centre
Bolsover Castle
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Bolsover Historic house Operated by English Heritage
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
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Buxton Multiple Local history, archaeology, fossils and minerals, natural history, art. Free admission. Operated by Derbyshire County Council. The Wonders of the Peak gallery includes local relics from the Bronze Age, Stone Age and Roman times. Located in the old Peak Hydropathic Hotel building since 1928.[1]
Calke Abbey
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Ticknall Historic house Operated by the National Trust, Baroque country house and garden
Carnfield Hall
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South Normanton Historic house Country house and park, open by appointment on guided tours
Casterne Hall
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Ashbourne Historic house 18th century manor house, outbuildings
Chatsworth House
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Chatsworth Historic house Seat of the Dukes of Devonshire, features priceless paintings, furniture, Old Master drawings, neoclassical  sculpture, books and other artefacts, gardens
Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery
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Chesterfield Multiple Free admission. Operated by Chesterfield Borough Council. Exhibitions cover the story of Chesterfield from Roman times, the Middle Ages and the Industrial Revolution.[2]
Creswell Crags Museum
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Creswell Natural history Collection of Ice Age and Stone Age artefects, including prehistoric objects found in the caves and gorge of Creswell Crags. Admission charge.[3]
Crich Tramway Village
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Crich Open air Restored period village, home to the National Tramway Museum. Admission charge including tram ride. Now branded as Crich Tramway Village, the museum has a collection of over 80 trams dating from 1873 to 1982.[4]
Cromford Mill
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Cromford Industry Exhibition of cotton spinning mill machinery and buildings. Located in Richard Arkwright's water-powered cotton mill complex, built in 1771, which are part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Admission charge.[5]
David Mellor Visitor Centre Hathersage Art website, museum of cutlery designs of David Mellor, factory and store
Denby Pottery Visitor's Centre
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Denby Art website, small museum of china and porcelain decorative art of the Denby Pottery Company, shop and factory tours
Derby Gaol
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Derby Prison 18th century prison
Derby Museum and Art Gallery
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Derby Multiple Fine art, porcelains, local history, archaeology, natural history, geology and military collections. Operated by Derby Museums charity. Exhibits include large collections of Joseph Wright paintings and Royal Crown Derby porcelain. Established in 1879.[6]
Derby Silk Mill (Museum of Making)
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Derby Industry Local industries, railway, STEM exhibits. Operated by Derby Museums charity. Opened in 1974 and previously called Derby Industrial Museum. Located in Lombe's Silk Mill.[7]
Derbyshire Police Museum Derby Exhibition of the history of Derbyshire Constabulary.[8]
Derwent Valley Mills
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Various Industry World Heritage Site that includes over 15 historic sites spanning over 15 miles
Erewash Museum
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Ilkeston Local Local history, industry, period rooms and art exhibits tell the story of Erewash including Victorian life and Stanton Ironworks. Located in the Georgian mansion Dalby House. Operated by Erewash Borough Council.[9]
Eyam Hall
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Eyam Historic house Jacobean manor house with costumes, needlework, family portraits, gardens
Eyam Museum
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Eyam Local Local history, impact of the Bubonic Plague in 1665. Located in the old Methodist chapel, opened in 1994 and operated by a local charity. Admission charge.[10]
Haddon Hall
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Bakewell Historic house Medieval manor house and gardens
Hardwick Hall
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Doe Lea Historic house Operated by the National Trust, significant Elizabethan country house, collection of embroideries, gardens, grounds include Stainsby Mill
Heage Windmill
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Heage Mill website, working windmill built in 1797
High Peak Junction
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Cromford Railway Workshops for the former Cromford and High Peak Railway, near the Cromford Canal, part of the Derwent Valley Mills
Hope House Costume Museum Alstonefield Fashion website, costumes and accessories from 1790 to the 1970s
John King Workshop Museum Alfreton Local website, local industry including Pinxton Porcelain, the Mansfield and Pinxton Railway, John King who invented the mine cage detaching hook, local social history
Kedleston Hall
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Kedleston Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 18th century Neoclassical country house, extensive collection of paintings, sculpture and original furnishings, museum of art and items from Asia
Leawood Pump House
High Peak Junction Technology Part of the Derwent Valley Mills, canal pump house with preserved steam engine
Life in a Lens Museum of Photography & Old Times Matlock Bath Technology History of photography, cameras, photographic equipment
Little Chester Heritage Centre Little Chester Local website, local history, located in St Paul's Church
M & C Collection of Historic Motorcycles Bakewell Transport information, information, motorcycles and memorabilia
Masson Mills Working Textile Museum
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Matlock Bath Industry Exhibitions of cotton mill machinery and textiles. Located in Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills, built in 1783, which is part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Admission charge.[11]
Melbourne Hall
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Melbourne Historic house Country house and gardens
Middleton Top Engine House
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Middleton-by-Wirksworth Steam website, website, preserved beam engine
Midland Railway – Butterley
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Butterley Railway Formerly known as Midland Railway Centre, heritage railway and museum. Operated by the Midland Railway Trust. Admission charge with steam train rides.[12]
Moorland Centre Edale Natural history website, geology, wildlife, plants and importance of the moorland and Peak District, operated by the Moors for the Future partnership
National Stone Centre
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Middleton-by-Wirksworth Geology website, geology, earth science, mining, uses for rocks and minerals, site of former limestone quarries, outdoor fossil trail.[13]
National Tramway Museum
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Crich Railway Located in Crich Tramway Village, collection of working trams
National Trust Museum of Childhood
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Sudbury Toy Operated by the National Trust, located at Sudbury Hall. Historical collection of toys, games and dolls. Admission charge.[14]
New Mills Heritage and Information Centre New Mills Local website, local history
Old Manor
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Norbury Historic house Operated by the National Trust, medieval hall
Peak District Lead Mining Museum
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Matlock Bath Mining Lead mining, miner family life. Exhibits include a mockup of a lead mine. The museum is located inside the Grand Pavilion. Admission charge.[15]
Peak District National Park Visitor Centre - Bakewell Bakewell Multiple website, visitor center for the Peak District National Park, features the Peak District Photography Gallery
Peak District National Park Visitor Centre - Castleton Castleton Multiple website, includes the Castleton Village Museum
Peak District National Park Visitor Centre - Upper Derwent Bamford Natural history website, exhibits and information about the park
Pickford's House Museum
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Derby Historic house Late 18th century Georgian townhouse, displays of eighteenth and nineteenth century costume, toys. Operated by Derby Museums charity. Family home of Georgian architect Joseph Pickford.[16]
Red House Stables Carriage Museum Matlock Transport website, THE CARRIAGE MUSEUM CLOSED Permanently - on December 31st 2017 original horse-drawn vehicles and equipment, blacksmith
Renishaw Hall
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Renishaw Historic house Country house of the Sitwell family, gardens
Revolution House
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Old Whittington Historic house 17th century alehouse with ties to the Glorious Revolution of 1688
Royal Crown Derby Visitor Centre
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Derby Art China and porcelain decorative art
Shardlow Heritage Centre
Shardlow Local website, local history
Sharpe's Pottery Museum
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Swadlincote Art website, china and porcelain decorative art
Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills
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Matlock Bath Industry Water-powered cotton spinning mill, includes the Masson Mills Working Textile Museum, part of the Derwent Valley Mills
Stainsby Mill
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Doe Lea Mill Operated by the National Trust, 19th-century flour watermill located on the grounds of Hardwick Hall
Strutt's North Mill, Belper
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Belper Industry Part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, former water-powered cotton spinning mill, also includes the Derwent Valley Visitor's Centre. Exhibitions of local cotton spinning and hosiery. Located in William Strutt's fire-proof mill, built in 1804 Admission charge.[17]
Sudbury Hall
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Sudbury Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 17th century Restoration style mansion, features the National Trust Museum of Childhood
Tissington Hall
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Tissington Historic house Early 17th century Jacobean mansion house
Wirksworth Heritage Centre
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Wirksworth Local website, exhibition about the history, industries and people of this historic Peak District market town.

Defunct museums

  • Heanor Heritage Centre, Heanor, closed in 2005[18]


  1. ^ "Buxton Museum and Art Gallery - Derbyshire County Council". Retrieved 2020-11-16.
  2. ^ "Chesterfield Borough Council - Museum". 2020-06-08. Retrieved 2020-11-16.
  3. ^ "Creswell Crags Museum and Prehistoric Gorge". Creswell Crags Museum and Visitor Centre. Retrieved 2020-11-16.
  4. ^ "Crich Tramway Village in Derbyshire". Crich Tramway Village. Retrieved 2020-11-16.
  5. ^ "Welcome | Cromford Mills". Retrieved 2020-11-16.
  6. ^ "Museum and Art Gallery". Derby Museums. Retrieved 2020-11-16.
  7. ^ "Museum of Making". Derby Museums. Retrieved 2020-11-16.
  8. ^ "Derbyshire Police Museum". Retrieved 2020-11-16.
  9. ^ "Homepage - The Erewash Museum". Retrieved 2020-11-16.
  10. ^ "Home". Eyam Museum. Retrieved 2020-11-16.
  11. ^ "Masson Mills Working Textile Museum illustrates Arkwright's legacy". Retrieved 2020-11-16.
  12. ^ "Midland Railway Butterley - The Midland Railway Trust". Midland Railway Butterley. Retrieved 2020-11-16.
  13. ^ "NSC | National Stone Centre". Retrieved 2020-11-16.
  14. ^ "Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood". National Trust. Retrieved 2020-11-16.
  15. ^ "Peak District lead Mining Museum and Temple Mine, Matlock Bath". Retrieved 2020-11-16.
  16. ^ "Pickford's House". Derby Museums. Retrieved 2020-11-16.
  17. ^ "Strutts North Mill Museum - Home". Strutts North Mill Museum Belper. Retrieved 2020-11-16.
  18. ^ Closure of the Heanor Heritage Centre

See also

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