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Museum

Renaissance Heritage Award

Discover five hundred years of history!

Discover five hundred years of history!

Address

Cunningham Place,
Bakewell,
Derbyshire,
DE45 1DD

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 23 Oct An Evening With Samuel Pepys

Details

Explore, magical Tudor beamed rooms with wattle/daub partitions and great open fireplaces. Discover a rare Tudor toilet and a Victorian privy. Experience life in a Victorian mill workers dwelling. View historical toys as featured on BBC 2 Restoration Roadshow. Experience the fun, award winning Rat Trail - ratty facts and competition. Textile display 2015 - "Pure, Clean, Cotton" - How cotton improved peoples health by wearing it!
Tudor dressing up box, dolls house to play with and courtyard games plus artists in residence throughout the year.

Coach parties acceptedFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopPublic toiletsSpanish signs/guidesWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Also available is a brief guide/floor plan in German. Provision for the visually impaired is a breif guide/floor plan in large print. Nearest train station Matlock 6 miles

Opening details

Opening on the 25th March
Opening hours: 11.00 - 16.00 daily. Please see website for further details.

Prices

Family Ticket £11.50 (2 Adults, up to 3 children 5-16yrs)
Adults £4.00
Children £2
Children under 5 FREE

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SK 215685  Lat: 53.21356 Long: -1.67874

It is advisable to park in the town centre of Bakewell and walk up through the churchyard, or there are bus services which drop people up the Monyash Road at the bus stop called Old House Museum.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Matlock station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Also available is a brief guide/floor plan in German. Provision for the visually impaired is a breif guide/floor plan in large print. Nearest train station Matlock 6 miles

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp
    • YesHas steps and no ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)

Notes

  • An historic building with uneven floor's and steps. Light levels are low to preserve the collection. A portable ramp is available in the courtyard to allow visitors access to the terrace viewpoint. Toliet for less abled, wheelchair users situated in the courtyard area. Persons not able to access the upper floor are welcome to watch the informative DVD

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 2
      Number of steps to entrance

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesAudible alarm system