10 July to 5 November 2024: Bakewell Station 1863-1967

This exhibition on Bakewell railway station has been prepared by the Peak Railway Association Archive Team.

It charts the history of the station from opening in 1863 until closure to passengers in 1967, covering the camping coach which was there until 1966 and the station’s role in the Bakewell show .

The archives team would be very interested to hear from anyone who has photos or memories of the station. They can be contacted on archive@peakrailwawayassociation.co.uk

Next year...

25 March to 5 November 2025: Chesterfield Embroiderers

An opportunity to see the items created by the Chesterfield Embroiderers in response to the museum collections and stories.

July to November 2026: Bakewell at Night

The Bakewell Photography Club exhibit some of their photographs taken around Bakewell after dusk.

Previous exhibitions in the Community exhibition space

An exhibition by Over Haddon History Group

25 March to 9 July 2024

The Over Haddon History Group have put up a small exhibition on the work that they have been doing, such as searching for the Medieval Hall, the story of MI5 officer Maurice Oldfield, and other interesting information about the village and the projects they work on. Over Haddon is a small village less than a mile from Bakewell, with an active history group.

Interested in your community group putting up a display in 2026?

As an Accredited Museum, operated by the Bakewell & District Historical Society, we are in a position to help you to co-produce a high-quality museum exhibition.

The space can be reconfigured to suit the needs of your content. The resulting exhibition will typically be available to the public for 3.5 or 7 months (the museum is open to the public 25 March to 5 November each year).

If you are an interested local history group, school, uniformed youth group or other community organisation, we want to speak to you!

Contact us to see how we can help you.

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