Prices

Adult £6.50

Child (aged 5-16) £4

Child (under 5) Free

Derbyshire Day Out Discounted Adult ticket: £5.50 (available on the door only)


Book online or purchase tickets at the door - online booking will be available mid March

Opening Hours

Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 4pm

Last entry 3.30pm

Our friendly volunteers look forward to seeing you soon!

We welcome dogs! Please note we may need to restrict non-assistance dogs when we have a school group in.

The museum is part of the 2023 Derbyshire Day Out Discount scheme. Your ticket will provide a discount at participating Derbyshire museums:

Bakewell Old House Museum: £1 off adult tickets (tickets not available online)

Birdswood Canal Boat Trips: Free hot drink during boat trip

Creswell Crags: 10% off cave tours

Crich Tramway Village: £2.50-£4.50 off admission tickets

Cromford Mills 10% off guided and audio tours

Great British Car Journey £2 off admission tickets

Museum of making at Derby Silk Mill 2 for 1 on hot drink in the River Kitchen

National Stone Centre: 2 for 1 hot drinks in café

Peak District Mining Museum £1 off adult tickets or £3 off family tickets

Wirksworth Heritage Centre: £1 off adult tickets

Please check individual museums' website for terms and conditions.


Directions to the Museum

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Walking

From the Rutland Arms, walk up North Church Street.

At the top of the hill, turn onto Cunningham Place, opposite the Gospel Hall.

The museum is at the top of the lane. Please take care walking up the old lane and cobbled forecourt at the museum.

Map showing walk from town to museum. Rutland Square to Bath Gardens to Rutland Arms Hotel to All Saint's Church to Bakewell Old House Museum

By Car

Car Parking at the museum is limited to Blue Badge holders or other visitors by prior agreement (a small fee will be asked for).

There are 3 car parks within Bakewell and other parking available around the town centre.

To get to the museum and have a good look around, we recommend a minimum of 1 to 1½ hours. Please bear this in mind when purchasing parking tickets.

From the car parks, follow the signs to Rutland Square and the Rutland Arms then follow the route as described above.

By Coach

From Rutland Square, coaches can drive up King Street to South Church Street (B5055).

Reverse back into Yeld Road and 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:

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Parking for coaches is available at the Agricultural Business Centre - Google Map directions from the Agricultural Business Centre and the museum.

King Street in Bakewell
Bakewell town centre scene

By Bus

Local route:

Bus No 178 leaves Bath Gardens (near the Rutland Hotel) stopping on South Church Street. The museum is then a short three minute walk along Church Lane.

From Derby:

The 6.1 bus

Get off at the 'Bakewell Stand E' stop and walk along Matlock Street into Bakewell town centre. Head for Rutland Square and then follow our walking directions above.

The Transpeak TP3 bus towards Buxton.

Get off at 'The Manners' stop and walk along Matlock Street into Bakewell town centre.

Head for Rutland Square and then follow our walking directions above.

From Matlock:

The Transpeak TP3 bus towards Buxton.

Get off at 'The Manners' stop and walk along Matlock Street into Bakewell town centre.

Head for Rutland Square and then follow our walking directions above.

From Buxton:

The Transpeak TP3 bus towards Matlock.

Get off at the 'Buxton Road' stop and follow our walking directions above.

From Sheffield:

The 218 bus towards Bakewell/Chatsworth.

When arriving at Bakewell, get off just past the Rutland Hotel and follow our walking directions above.

From Chesterfield:

The X70 bus towards Bakewell.

Get off at the 'Bakewell Square' stop on Bridge Street and head towards the Rutland Arms. Follow our walking directions above.

The 170 bus towards Bakewell.

Get off at the 'Buxton Road' stop and follow our walking directions above.


Accessibility

Welcome to Bakewell Old House Museum.

We aim to provide an enjoyable visit for you and your party.

Please find below further information about getting here and making your way around the museum.

Should you have any further enquiries, please phone the museum on 01629 813642 or email office@oldhousemuseum.org.uk

Getting to the museum

The museum is reached from the town centre by a rather steep (but short) uphill walk. It is 310 metres from Rutland Square.

Parking

We have limited parking reserved for Blue Badge holders, there usually be space for you, but please do contact is advance to avoid disappointment.
There is space for a small mini-bus.

Directions for cars

At the Rutland Square roundabout with the Rutland Arms and Bath Gardens, turn left on to North Church Street with the Rutland Arms on your left hand side.

Take the first left up North Church Street towards the Church.

The road bends to the right.

At the junction, turn left up Cunningham Place. Look out for the blue sign for the museum.

The lane is narrow and bumpy. At the end is the cobbled area where you can park.

Please park near the hedge, to allow for other vehicles to pass.

There is a turning area right at the end of the lane. This is large enough for cars and small minibuses.

Inside the museum

You can request a portable wheelchair ramp for the entrance, please contact us in advance or ask a member of staff on the day.

The building is very old, so we advise visitors to take care on the uneven floors. These floor include old wooden floor boards and rough flag stones.

The ground floor has a number of steps, some rooms are accessible to wheelchair users. There is one small step to each rooms due to floor level changes on both the ground floor and first floor.

Light levels are low to protect our collection.

Unfortunately, the upper floor of this Tudor building can only be reached by a flight of stairs. There is not a lift.

The Courtyard is wheelchair accessible and the public toilet is suitable for wheelchair users.  There are baby changing facilities in the public toilet.

Assistance dogs

We welcome dogs to the museum. We have a water bowl at the entrance for them.


Group visits

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