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Galleries & Museums

Soak up some local culture during your visit and delve into local museums and art galleries.

There are loads of award-winning museums and art galleries to discover in Derbyshire and the Peak District, so why not soak up some local culture during your visit? A great place to start is a day exploring Derby Silk Mill’s newly-opened Museum of Making. At the start of the UNESCO Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, it's charts Derby's incredible history of making and offers a glimpse into the area's thriving manufacturing history.

Discover the home of world-renowned bone china, pottery and cutlery at Royal Crown Derby, Denby Pottery Village and the David Mellor Design Museum, and admire the internationally renowned arts collection by Joseph Wright at the Derby Art Gallery & Museum.

If local history is more for you, why not take a step further back in time at the Peak District Mining Museum, or even further back to prehistoric times at Creswell Crags, home to Britain’s first Ice Age cave art!

There are loads of great museums and art galleries in Derbyshire and the Peak District for you to be inspired by and learn from, so why not start planning your next day out.

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Denby Pottery Village

Open all year round, Denby Pottery Village is next to the working Denby Pottery, set in a cobbled courtyard with award winning Home, Garden, Cookery…

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Buxton Crescent Experience

Set in nine intimate rooms at The Buxton Crescent, this engaging visitor experience tells the stories of Buxton, The Crescent, its famous water and…

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Buxton Museum & Art Gallery

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery regularly offers exhibitions of paintings, photography and ceramics

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Great British Car Journey

Boasting a collection of 130+ modern British classics, Great British Car Journey tells the story of the rise and fall of the British motoring…

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High Peak Junction Visitor Centre – Cromford Canal

Discover some of the oldest surviving railway workshops in the world, from the former Cromford and High Peak Railway and step back in time with the…

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Cromford Mills

Explore the history of Cromford Mills and discover the captivating story of how the Derwent Valley changed the world in the 18th Century with the…

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Pleasley Pit Country Park and Mining Museum

As its name suggests, the Pleasley Pit Country Park is a reclaimed colliery site. It’s now a Local Nature Reserve with a wide variety of habitats for…

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Tatton Park

Tatton Park is often quoted as England's most complete historic estate, with its fine Georgian mansion full of art treasures and original furnishings.



Creswell Crags

Wooly mammoths roamed the lands around Creswell Crags, and nomadic Neanderthal man sought shelter in Creswell Crags’ caves whilst they were following…

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Revolution House

Once an alehouse, Revolution House takes its name from the Revolution of 1688. The site of a meeting between three local noblemen who began the plot…

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Silk Museum Macclesfield

In the Silk Museum and Paradise Mill, see Macclesfield’s silk story brought to life through textiles, costumes, photographs and more.

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