We welcome groups to the Museum and can provide the following:-

  • Guided tours of the museum
  • Guided tour of the town of Bakewell
  • Guided tour of the Church
  • Out of hours "quiet times" visits
  • Outside talks/presentation to your group

This is designed to be a 'Pick-and-Mix' selection - any combination of the above is possible to suit you. For information about our tours, please visit our Guided Walks page.

Booking a Group Visit: Please contact us via phone or email to discuss your requirements.
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Parking: We have limited space at the museum, reserved for Blue Badge holders or special needs groups. Spaces can be booked for visitors with mobility problems.  Please use our Directions section for information on drop off points and parking.

Outside Talks

If your group can not get to us - we will come to you.
Our knowlegable guide, Mandy Coates, has developed a short talk on the history of the oldest house in Bakewell and its subsequent development into the delightful folk museum that is Bakewell Old House Museum today.
Mandy commented  "On looking into the history of the Old House it was fascinating to see how the House's development was entwined with various local family dynasties some of whom were to become important movers and shakers of Derbyshire, surrounding counties and far beyond.  The general gist of the talk, which is illustrated with a variety of images, starts at the Norman Conquest and moves through the building and growth of the Parsonage House, through some of the history of the Gell family then on to the Arkwrights and mill building.  It then looks at the gradual decline and almost loss of the house leading on to its phoenix like rise, becoming the place we love today"