A Taste of the Peak District

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    Bakewell is a bustling town in the heart of the Peak District. The Old House Museum is sited in the oldest Tax Collectors house in the area. The building dates from the reign of Henry VIII but was later converted into mill worker’s accommodation by Sir Richard Arkwright. You can visit fourteen beamed rooms with original Tudor features and see a Tudor lavatory. You can see the Victorian millworker’s living conditions or look at old cameras. There is also a collection of toys and answers to many questions such as why is there a brass pot on the end of a barber’s pole. It is a fascinating folk museum with creaky floorboards and they claim that any ghost you hear or see is the real thing! There is always a guide on hand to answer questions and the museum also organises talks and visits.

    Opens April 1st til October 31st, every day 11 - 4pm.

    Times given in good faith and were correct at time of publication. They may be subject to change at any time by the museum. We recommend that you check before your visit to avoid disappointment.

    Telephone number of the museum is 01629 813165

    There is disabled parking, limited disabled access and guide dogs are allowed.



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