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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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Creswell Crags

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


Drive Dads Car at Great British Car Journey

Boasting a collection of 150+ modern British classics, Great British Car Journey tells the story of the rise and fall of the British motoring…


Buxton Visitor Centre and Buxton Crescent…

Welcome to Buxton’s Visitor Centre at the Pump Room, providing you with information on great places to visit and experiences to enjoy in our town and…


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…


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…


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…



Great British Car Journey

Boasting a collection of 150+ modern British classics, Great British Car Journey tells the story of the rise and fall of the British motoring…


Wirksworth Heritage Centre

A fascinating Derbyshire town on the southern edge of the Peak District, where the geology and landscape have shaped its character and its people for…


Silk Museum Macclesfield

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


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…


David Mellor Visitor Centre

The David Mellor Design Museum, Cutlery Factory, Country Shop and Cafe. A uniquely stimulating day out and a must-visit for anybody with an interest…


Peak District Mining Museum

Discover the life of a Derbyshire Lead Miner.  Investigate the equipment the miners used to extract the lead ore from the ground, clamber and crawl…

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