Bakewell Old House Museum

Cunningham Place
DE45 1DD

Phone: 01629 813642


Opening Hours

The museum will reopen on Tuesday 18th May until Saturday 6th November on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturdays

10.30am to 4pm - last entry at 3.15pm

Tickets must be pre-booked by calling the office on 01629 813642 or email

Directions to the Museum

The museum is behind the church and reached from the town centre by a steep (but short) uphill walk.

Streets of Bakewell


Walk up North Church Street from Rutland Square. The street is on the right hand side of the Rutland Hotel as you face the building. Follow the road as it curves round to the right. At the top of the hill, take the second left (into Cunningham Place), opposite the Gospel Hall. You will find the museum at the top of the lane, on the right hand side. The walk up to the museum is quite steep.

By Car

Car Parking at the museum is limited, so we request that visitors leave these spaces for Blue Badge holders. There is ample public parking in Bakewell Town Centre - we recommend a two hour parking ticket to give you plenty of time to enjoy the museum. Drive up North Church Street and follow walking instructions.

King Street

By Coach

Coaches can drive up King Street, which becomes South Church Street (B5055). You will need to turn around - there are two options for this. Either:

  • reverse into Yeld Road (above the church on the left) 
  • continue up the B5055, turning left onto Shutts Lane. On the right is Lady Manner's School and it is possible to turn around there

After turning back towards Bakewell town centre, pull up at the top side of Church Lane on the left to offload passengers. From there, it is a short three minute walk to the museum along Church Lane.
Parking for coaches is available at the Agricultural Business Centre (ABC Centre). See blue marker on the map above or for more details please click here.

View of North Church Street

By Bus

The walk up to the museum is quite steep, but there is a bus service that will take you most of the way there.
Bus No 178 leaves Bath Gardens (near Rutland Hotel) stopping on South Church Street. The museum is a short three minute walk along Church Lane.

Bakewell itself is on many local and tourist bus routes, including the Transpeak

  • from Derby, get off just past the Rutland Hotel and follow our walking directions (above)
  • from Manchester, get off at the stop after the Rutland Hotel, and walk back to the roundabout. Follow our walking directions to the museum.