Old House Museum, Bakewell, Derbyshire, Peak District, UK
The Peak District covers much of Derbyshire and parts of Staffordshire, Cheshire and Yorkshire. There are numerous interesting towns such as Ashbourne, Bakewell, Buxton, Leek, Matlock and Wirksworth, plus many enchanting villages
Old House Museum, Bakewell
The building is a typical yeoman's house of the 16th century and belonged originally to the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield. At one time it was leased in 1777 by Richard Arkwright to house workers for the mill he built in the town. By 1935 the house was in a state of disrepair and was due to be demolished when it was saved by the Bakewell and District Historical Society and restored. The exterior is of local sandstone but the interior walls are of wattle and daub.
How to get there
the museum is close to the centre of Bakewell, which lies on the A6 Derby-Manchester road between Matlock and Buxton. Parking in the centre of Bakewell can often be problematic.
By Bus: the Trans-Peak bus from Derby to Manchester goes through the town. The X18 and 240 buses from Sheffield and the 170 bus from Chesterfield also go to Bakewell.
When is it open?
The museum is open 25th March to 5th November 11.00am - 4.00p
What does it cost?
Admission costs £4.50 for adults and £2.00 for children, £12.00 for a family ticket. Under 5s free
Prices and opening times are shown as a guideline only and may vary. See this link for more information on prices and opening
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