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Peak District Lead Mining Museum - Heritage Talks

Talks, films and lectures
2018-11-06 19:30

Pay the Mining Museum a visit and experience the fascinating history of the Derbyshire lead mining industry - While you're there, take a tour down Temple Mine and even try your hand at panning for gold!

The Museum houses thousands of items, relics of the lost lead industry, which are explained and interpreted in an imaginative and thought-provoking exhibition. These include hundreds of rock and mineral specimens from around the world. Interactive exhibits and climbing tunnels, provide something for the young and the young at heart. Temple Mine is a working 1920s lead and fluorspar mine, just across the road from the Museum. A guide will take you around the mine, providing an authentic insight into life underground. Find out more by visiting their WEBSITE HERE.

2018 - 2019 Opening Times:

Summer - Museum: 1st April – 4th November / Open daily 11am - 4pm 

Temple Mine Tours* are at 1pm daily. ***Please check our facebook page HERE for mine tour updates***

WINTER - Museum: 5th November - 31st March / Open weekends only 11am – 4pm (except for pre-booked groups)

Temple Mine Tours* 1pm at weekends only

*Please note spaces on the Temple Mine tour are limited. Please phone to reserve places and avoid disappointment. Temple mine is a real mine so waterproof, non-slip footwear is advised as the floors can be wet and slippery. Within Temple Mine, the roof is low in places and you will need to bend.



The Heritage Talks are held in the Mining Museum's Pump Room, and are ususally held every first Tuesday of the month from 7.30pm. The following talks are scheduled for the coming few months, and you can find out more by VISTING THEIR WEBSITE HERE or checking THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE HERE. Please note, these talks are very popluar so it is well worth contacting them and booking your place. 


Tuesday 2nd October from 7.30pm - The History of Cromford Canal **More information HERE**

Tuesday 6th November from 7.30pm - Lead Poisoning **More information HERE**

Tuesday 4th December from 7.30pm - A History of Quarrying in Wirksworth II **More information HERE**

Tuesday 8th January from 7.30pm - Full details coming soon.

Tuesday 5th February from 7.30pm - Full details coming soon.

Tuesday 5th March from 7.30pm - Full details coming soon.

Tuesday 2nd April from 7.30pm - Full details coming soon.

As always, please visit their website or Facebook page for up to date information. 

Accessibility: Please be aware this event is suitable for wheelchair users - please see our HOME PAGE for more information, Thank you.


All Dates

  • 2019-04-02 19:30
  • 2019-03-05 19:30
  • 2019-02-05 19:30
  • 2019-01-08 19:30
  • 2018-12-04 19:30
  • 2018-11-06 19:30
  • 2018-10-02 19:30

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