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Wirksworth Heritage Centre

Market Place
Wirksworth DE4 4ET

storyofwirksworth.co.uk

Wirksworth Heritage Centre tells the 'story of Wirksworth' a unique town set in the heart of Derbyshire. From a prehistoric woolly rhino to the history of lead mining and quarrying, Wirksworth has a fascinating history - words, pictures and memories bring this history to life.

Sudbury Hall & the National Trust Museum of Childhood

Sudbury Hall and The Museum of Childhood
Sudbury DE6 5HT

nationaltrust.org.uk

Sudbury Hall is a 17th century house situated in the picturesque village of Sudbury in Derbyshire. It was built by the Vernon family and contains exquisite examples of craftsmanship, including an impressive wood carving by Grinling Gibbons.

Strutt's North Mill

Derwent Valley Visitor Centre, North Mill, Bridgefoot
Belper DE56 1YD

belpernorthmill.org.uk

Jedediah Strutt began building mills in Belper in 1776. The North Mill was rebuilt after a fire in 1803 to a 'fire-proof' design by Jedediah's son William. Collections: Some original and some replica machines displays the evolution of cotton spinning from cottage industry to factory system, from drop spindle and spinning wheel through to Hargreaves jenny, water-frame and Crompton.

Sir John Moore Heritage Centre

Appleby Magna DE12 7AH

sirjohnmoore.org.uk

17th century school building, designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Sir William Wilson. Many original architectural features from the seventeeth, 18th and 19th centuries remain.

Silk Mill, The

Silk Mill Lane, Off Full Street
Derby DE1 3AF

derby.gov.uk

The Silk Mill, Derby's Museum of Industry and History, is on the site of the world's oldest factories, the Silk Mills built by George Sorocold in 1702 and 1717. The foundations and parts of the tower from the 1717 mill are still visible.

Sharpe's Pottery Museum

West Street
Swadlincote DE11 9DG

sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

A sensitive conversion of a 19th century pottery. The Visitor Centre is a small registered museum centred around a bottle kiln, with artefacts, models, film clips and imaginative computer interactives where people can explore the rich industrial and cultural heritage of the area.

Shardlow Heritage Centre

London Wharf, London Road, Shardlow
Derby DE72 2GA

which.net

Visit Shardlow and its Heritage Centre for a fascinating insight into this 18th century canal transhipment port. Follow the village trail, on sale at the Heritage Centre..

Royal Crown Derby Museum

194 Osmaston Road
Derby DE23 8JZ

royalcrownderby.co.uk

Royal Crown Derby houses the most comprehensive collection of Derby Porcelain to be seen anywhere in the world. It includes pieces from all three of the factories in our history.

Revolution House

61 High Street, Old Whittington
Chesterfield S41 9LA

chesterfieldmuseum.co.uk

The Revolution House, in the Derbyshire village of Old Whittington, three miles north of Chesterfield, takes its name from the Revolution of 1688. Three hundred years ago, this cottage was an alehouse, the 'Cock and Pynot' ('Pynot' is a dialect word for magpie), and it was here, as history and tradition relate, that three local noblemen- the Earl of Devonshire (from nearby Chatsworth), the Earl of Danby and Mr John D'Arcy met to begin planning their part in the overthrow of James II.

Renishaw Hall

Renishaw Park
Renishaw S21 3WB

renishaw-hall.co.uk

Renishaw Hall is rightly celebrated for its stunning Italianate gardens, laid out in 1895 by Sir George Sitwell (1860 - 1943), great-grandfather of Alexandra Sitwell, the current owner. The gardens boast several 'rooms' each with their own names such as the ball room and secret garden, which house species of hellebores, delphiniums and camellias among many others. The Hall is beautifully decorated by generations of Sitwell's yet visitors will still find evidence of the Hall as a modern family home.

Regimental Museum of the 9th/12th Royal Lancers - Prince of Wales

The Strand
Derby DE1 1BS

derbymuseums.org

Dedicated to the history of the 9th/12th Royal Lancers, The Sherwood Foresters and the Derbyshire Yeomanry. In Soldiers Story you will follow the story of Derby's and Derbyshire's soldiers from the days of muskets and swords at the Battle of Waterloo to the present day conflicts of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Red House Stables Working Carriage Museum

Old Road, Darley Dale
Matlock DE4 2ER

workingcarriages.com

Red House Stables Working Carriage Museum has one of the finest collections of original horse drawn vehicles and equipment in Britain. Established in 1946.

Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust, The

The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust's West Shed Museum, Midland Railway - Swanwick Junction site
Ripley DE5 3QZ

prclt.co.uk

The West Shed is home to The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust - a voluntary organisation formed in 1993 to look after and promote the historic locomotives in its care. The West Shed houses a collection of historic steam locomotives and railway coaches, whose history is told through display boards, audio commentary domes, animatronic figures and a mini-cinema with short films.

Pickford's House Museum of Georgian Life & Costume

41 Friar Gate
Derby DE1 1DA

derby.gov.uk

You can see the ground floor dining room, drawing room and morning room as they might have been in Joseph Pickford's time. A Georgian bedroom and dressing room have been recreated on the first floor, while on the top floor there is a servant's bedroom complete with straw mattress.

Peak District Mining Museum

The Pavilion
Matlock Bath DE4 3NR

peakmines.co.uk

Visit a museum where you can experience and wonder at the forgotten world of a Derbyshire lead miner. For centuries, men have toiled underground in cramped and hazardous conditions to earn a meagre living by extracting the mineral galena (lead ore). See the tools they used, clothes they wore, the advances in technology and the importance of this metal in our modern day lives. Crawl and climb through a maze of twisted tunnels and shafts to feel for yourself the cramped conditions of a Derbyshire lead miner.

New Mills Heritage & Information Centre

Rock Mill Lane, New Mills
High Peak SK22 3BN

newmillstowncouncil.org.uk

The centre is on the track leading down into the 'Torrs', a dramatic gorge above which the town perches and which includes mills and the ruined foundations of mills and weirs lying in the bottom of the gorges, attracted to the site at the end of the 18th century by the water power potential.

National Stone Centre

Porter Lane
Wirksworth DE4 4LS

nationalstonecentre.org.uk

Telling the Story of Stone - history, science, technology, art, environment - in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales on the edge of the Peak District. A dramatic site steeped in industrial history, ecology, displaying 330 million year old fossil tropical reefs.

Moira Furnace Museum & Country Park

Furnace Lane Moira
Swadlincote DE12 6AT

moirafurnace.org

Moira Furnace is an early 19th century blast furnace built to manufacture iron. Unfortunately, the furnace was not a great success and by 1811 it had closed down and been converted into housing for miners.

Midland Railway Centre

Butterley Station
Ripley DE5 3QZ

midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk

Butterley Station is the entrance to the Midland Railway - Butterley and everything that you see has been built since the Midland Railway Trust arrived in 1973. At that time the railway was derelict and all the buildings had been bulldozed.

Measham Museum

56 High Street, Measham
Swadlincote DE12 7HZ

btck.co.uk

Central to the museum is the Dr Hart collection, a treasury of artefacts, pictures, letters and documents recording the history of a Midland village through the eyes of two local doctors - father and son - over nearly a century. Linked to the Hart Collection are items recalling the coal mining, terracotta and pottery traditions of this area, where mining was first recorded in the 13th century.

Little Chester Heritage Centre

St Paul's Church, Chester Green, Mansfield Road
Derby DE1 3RA

thisisderbyshire.co.uk

The centre shows the history of Little Chester (Chester Green) from Roman to recent industrial times by means of artefacts, models and photographs.

Kegworth Village Association & Museum

52 High Street
Kegworth DE74 2DA

kegworthmuseum.org.uk

Kegworth village association and museum forms a centre for researching, recording and preserving Kegworth life, past present and future, as evidenced through artefacts, photographs, records and presonal memories.

Eyam Museum

Hawkhill Road, Eyam
Hope Valley S32 5QP

cressbrook.co.uk

When plague struck the village of Eyam in 1665, the villagers made the extraordinary sacrifice of isolating themselves in order to prevent the spread of this terrible disease. The harrowing story is the central theme of Eyam Museum, which also tells the story of the village from prehistory to the present.

Eyam Hall & Craft Centre - National Trust

Main Street
Eyam S32 5QW

goo.gl

Nearly 350 years ago the community village of Eyam made the ultimate sacrifice to prevent the spread of the deadly plague - their own lives. To help you explore some of these stories we've created a number of walks starting from Eyam Hall. The centre, built in the Hall's former stable yard, offers a vibrant hub from which to explore the wider village of Eyam and its captivating stories.

Erewash Museum

High Street
Ilkeston DE7 5JA

erewashmuseum.co.uk

Housed in a grade II listed Georgian town house with a Victorian extension. We are a community led museum, focusing on our geographical area, and exhibit for several local societies. We also have a collection of paintings by local artists and pottery from the art potters at West Hallam in the 1920s.

Donington Grand Prix Collection

Donington Park, Castle Donington
Derby DE74 2RP

goo.gl

The Donington Grand Prix Exhibition is, quite simply, the largest collection of Grand Prix racing cars in the world. Five halls, with over 130 exhibits, illustrate the history of motor sport from the turn of the 20th century.

Diseworth Heritage Trust

Lady Gate
Diseworth DE74 2QF

diseworthcentre.org

Heritage Centre, villages archive, museum, training and exhibition centre.

Derby Museum & Art Gallery

The Strand
Derby DE1 1BS

derbymuseums.org

A museum featuring collections relating to the history, culture and natural environment of Derby and Derbyshire. Visit the museum and Art Gallery to discover the fantastic recently refurbished Joseph Wright Gallery as well as our vibrant contemporary exhibition spaces. Discover Derby's thriving local history in our Nature and Origins galleries alongside favourite exhibits such as The Mummies, 1001 Objects and The Soldier's Story.

Crich Tramway Village/National Tramway Museum

Crich Tramway Village, Crich
Matlock DE4 5DP

tramway.co.uk

Take a tram ride through time. Step aboard a vintage tram and travel back in time along a recreated village street complete with working pub. Collections: Home to over 70 trams and a host of associated equipment, the museum has sought to acquire an example of each important stage in the evolution of the British tramcar, a vehicle that dramatically influenced the growth of towns and cities. Significant foreign tramcars are also included.

Chesterfield Museum & Art Gallery

St Mary's Gate
Chesterfield S41 7TD

chesterfieldmuseum.co.uk

The museum tells the story of Chesterfield from its origin as a Roman fort to the present day. It is located in the Stephenson Memorial Hall, built in 1879 as a mechanics institute, and named in honour of the town's most famous Victorian resident, railway pioneer George Stephenson.

Buxton Museum & Art Gallery

Terrace Road
Buxton SK17 6DA

derbyshire.gov.uk

Founded in 1893, the museum houses geology and archaeology of the Peak District, including the archives and collections of Sir William Boyd Dawkins and Dr JW Jackson. A busy programme of temporary exhibitions provides opportunities for contemporary artists and access to the museum's own fine art and photographic collections.

Bolsover Castle - English Heritage

Castle Street, Bolsover
Chesterfield S44 6PR

goo.gl

Bolsover is a 17th century house built on the site of a Norman fortress and is a wonderful place to meander and muse. See the fairytale house, designed as a fantasy house for entertaining, of rooms stacked on top of one another to create the 'Little Castle' with its range of charming and spectacular interiors.

Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre

Campbell Drive, Barrow Hill
Chesterfield S43 2PR

barrowhill.org.uk

We have over 60 diesel, steam and electric locomotives on the site, and more are brought in for the Steam and Diesel galas. Our archive room is full of books, videos, magazines, photographs and much more, which have all been kindly donated to the Barrow Hill Engine Shed Society.

Bakewell Old House Museum

Cunningham Place, Off North Church Street
Bakewell DE45 1DD

oldhousemuseum.org.uk

This enchanting museum houses 10 beamed rooms with massive Tudor fireplaces. The building incorporates a Victorian kitchen, Tudor Parlour and Houseplace.