The Old House Museum

Cunningham Place, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1DD
Cunningham Place Bakewell England DE45 1DD GB

This wonderful museum, set a short walk away from the beautiful town of Bakewell, is well worth visiting. Take a stroll around the atmospheric ten beamed rooms with their vernacular architecture, Ashford marble and open fireplaces. You’ll also discover wonderful displays of elegant costumes, lace and textiles, and you’ll even get the chance to rummage through the Tudor dressing up box and dress up in all sorts of Tudor costumes. This is great fun.

You can also experience life in a mill worker’s dwelling and visit a Victorian kitchen which has interesting displays and wonderful memorabilia. You can also learn about the night soil man! In the new gallery section you can take a journey into the past and read about Bakewell’s industrial history and its links with the Arkwright family. Afterwards you can have a chance to relax in the courtyard where children can play with games, skipping ropes and hula hoops. There is something to do for the whole family here.

Facilities: Blue badge holders are welcome to park on the museum forecourt. Ample public car parking is available in Bakewell town centre. We recommend a two hour parking ticket to give you plenty of time to relax and enjoy the museum.
The museum has uneven floors on varying levels which may prove difficult to less abled visitors. Wheelchair ramps are available on the ground floor.

Access to view the oldest part of the building, from the external courtyard, is available by stairlift.

Opening Times: 11.00 am to 4.00 pm daily

Photo Credits: © Copyright The Old House Museum

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