Bakewell Old House Museum
Phone: 01629 813642
The museum is now closed
Usual Opening hours are:
25 March to 5 November
11am to 4pm
Tickets must be pre-booked by calling the office on 01629 813642
Directions to the Museum
The museum is behind the church and reached from the town centre by a steep (but short) uphill walk.
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.
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.
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.
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.