Museums and Galleries

Derbyshire galleries and museums to visit in the Peak District, that are local to Wheeldon Trees Farm Holiday Cottages.

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Chesterfield Museum & Art Gallery

How come straight cucumbers were grown here more than a century before EU regulations ?

What made the town market so important,

And how did Medieval workers manage to build so high ?

Now you know where to find out…

Masson Mills Museum, Matlock Bath
At this UNESCO World Heritage Site, originally designed by Sir Richard Arkwright,
experience what life was like to work in an 18th-century mill – including the
noise of the clattering looms as well as the realistically recreated smell !

Buxton Museum and Art GalleryDiscover the geology, archaeology and history of the Peak District in the Wonders of the Peak
time tunnel…
Bakewell Old House Museum

Explore this facinating social history collection which reflects the impact of pivotal events of

the last 500 years on Bakewell and the surrounding area.

Discover massive open fireplaces, beamed ceilings, a Tudor toilet, an intriguing collection

of local artefacts, tools, toys and period costumes – and much more!


Eyam Plague Village Museum
When plague struck the village of Eyam in 1665, the vilagers made the extraordinary
sacrifice of isolating themselves in order to prevent the spread of this terrible disease…
David Mellor Visitor Centre, HathersageTraffic lights to waste bins and bus shelters to knives and forks. Quite an education…  david_mellor_interior.jpg
Red House Stables Carriage Museum

See the country’s largest collection of original carriages for travel & trade as well as many accompanying harnesses and other accessories – next door to the horses that pull them.

Peak District Lead Mining Museum

The Museum houses many items, relics of the lost lead industry, which are explained and interpreted in an imaginative and thought-provoking exhibition. These include rock and mineral specimens from around the world.

Interactive exhibits and climbing tunnels, provide something for the young and the young at heart.



Poole’s CavernExplore vast limestone caverns with a fun guide and see how crystal stalactites have lined the
chambers over millions of years.