List of museums in Derbyshire

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This list of museums in Derbyshire, England contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.


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Name Image Town/City Type Summary
Bakewell Old House Museum Bakewell Multiple website, historic Tudor house with period rooms, Victorian mill workers dwelling, textiles, toys
Barrow Hill Roundhouse & Railway Centre Barrow Hill Railway Preserved roundhouse and locomotives
Belper Heritage Centre Belper Local information, local history, also known as St. John’s Chapel Heritage Centre
Bolsover Castle Bolsover Historic house Operated by English Heritage
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery Buxton Multiple Local history, archaeology, fossils and minerals, natural history, art
Calke Abbey Ticknall Historic house Operated by the National Trust, Baroque country house and garden
Carnfield Hall South Normanton Historic house Country house and park, open by appointment on guided tours
Casterne Hall Ashbourne Historic house 18th century manor house, outbuildings
Chatsworth House Chatsworth Historic house Seat of the Dukes of Devonshire, features priceless paintings, furniture, Old Master drawings, neoclassical sculpture, books and other artefacts, gardens
Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery Chesterfield Multiple Local history, art
Crich Tramway Village Crich Open air Restored period village, home to the National Tramway Museum
Cromford Mill Cromford Industry Water-powered cotton spinning mill, part of the Derwent Valley Mills
David Mellor Visitor Centre Hathersage Art website, museum of cutlery designs of David Mellor, factory and store
Denby Pottery Visitor's Centre Denby Art website, small museum of china and porcelain decorative art of the Denby Pottery Company, shop and factory tours
Derby Gaol Derby Prison 18th century prison
Derby Museum and Art Gallery Derby Multiple Fine art, porcelains, local history, archaeology, natural history, geology and military collections
Derby Silk Mill Derby Industry Located in a silk mill, area industries, railway, STEM exhibits
Derwent Valley Mills Industry World Heritage Site that includes over 15 historic sites spanning over 15 miles
Erewash Museum Erewash Local Local history, industry, period rooms, art exhibits
Eyam Hall Eyam Historic house Jacobean manor house with costumes, needlework, family portraits, gardens
Eyam Museum Eyam Local Local history, impact of the Bubonic Plague in 1665
Haddon Hall Bakewell Historic house Medieval manor house and gardens
Hardwick Hall Doe Lea Historic house Operated by the National Trust, significant Elizabethan country house, collection of embroideries, gardens, grounds include Stainsby Mill
Heage Windmill Heage Mill website, working windmill built in 1797
High Peak Junction Cromford Railway Workshops for the former Cromford and High Peak Railway, near the Cromford Canal, part of the Derwent Valley Mills
Hope House Costume Museum Alstonefield Fashion website, costumes and accessories from 1790 to the 1970s
John King Workshop Museum Alfreton Local website, local industry including Pinxton Porcelain, the Mansfield and Pinxton Railway, John King who invented the mine cage detaching hook, local social history
Kedleston Hall Kedleston Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 18th century Neoclassical country house, extensive collection of paintings, sculpture and original furnishings, museum of art and items from Asia
Leawood Pump House High Peak Junction Technology Part of the Derwent Valley Mills, canal pump house with preserved steam engine
Life in a Lens Museum of Photography & Old Times Matlock Bath Technology History of photography, cameras, photographic equipment
Little Chester Heritage Centre Little Chester Local website, local history, located in St Paul's Church
M & C Collection of Historic Motorcycles Bakewell Transport information, information, motorcycles and memorabilia
Melbourne Hall Melbourne Historic house Country house and gardens
Middleton Top Engine House Middleton-by-Wirksworth Steam website, website, preserved beam engine
Midland Railway – Butterley Butterley Railway Formerly known as Midland Railway Centre, heritage railway and museum
Moorland Centre Edale Natural history website, geology, wildlife, plants and importance of the moorland and Peak District, operated by the Moors for the Future Partnership
National Stone Centre Middleton-by-Wirksworth Geology website, geology, earth science, mining, uses for rocks and minerals, 50 site of former limestone quarries, fossil trail
National Tramway Museum Crich Railway Located in Crich Tramway Village, collection of working trams
National Trust Museum of Childhood Sudbury Toy Operated by the National Trust, located at Sudbury Hall
New Mills Heritage and Information Centre New Mills Local website, local history
Old Manor Norbury Historic house Operated by the National Trust, medieval hall
Peak District Lead Mining Museum Matlock Bath Mining Lead mining, miner family life
Peak District National Park Visitor Centre - Bakewell Bakewell Multiple website, visitor center for the Peak District National Park, features the Peak District Photography Gallery
Peak District National Park Visitor Centre - Castleton Castleton Multiple website, includes the Castleton Village Museum
Peak District National Park Visitor Centre - Upper Derwent Bamford Natural history website, exhibits and information about the park
Pickford's House Museum Derby Historic house Late 18th century Georgian townhouse, displays of eighteenth and nineteenth century costume, toys
Red House Stables Carriage Museum Matlock Transport website, original horse-drawn vehicles and equipment, blacksmith
Renishaw Hall Renishaw Historic house Country house of the Sitwell family, gardens
Revolution House Old Whittington Historic house 17th century alehouse with ties to the Glorious Revolution of 1688
Royal Crown Derby Visitor Centre Derby Art China and porcelain decorative art
Shardlow Heritage Centre Shardlow Local website, local history
Sharpe's Pottery Museum Swadlincote Art website, china and porcelain decorative art
Sir Richard Arkwright’s Masson Mills Matlock Bath Industry Water-powered cotton spinning mill, includes the Masson Mills Working Textile Museum, part of the Derwent Valley Mills
Stainsby Mill Doe Lea Mill Operated by the National Trust, 19th-century flour watermill located on the grounds of Hardwick Hall
Strutt's North Mill, Belper Belper Industry Part of the Derwent Valley Mills, former water powered cotton spinning mill, also includes the Derwent Valley Visitor's Centre
Sudbury Hall Sudbury Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 17th century Restoration style mansion, features the National Trust Museum of Childhood
Tissington Hall Tissington Historic house Early 17th century Jacobean mansion house
Wirksworth Heritage Centre Wirksworth Local website, local history

Defunct museums


  1. Closure of the Heanor Heritage Centre

See also

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