2022 Exhibition

Celebrating 70: Gems from the Collection 

In this anniversary year, HM Queen Elizabeth II celebrates ascending the throne in 1952.
Soon after the Queen was crowned, the Bakewell and District Historical Society was founded to renovate the Old House and prepare a new museum.
Our costume display of Gems of Collection is our way of sending our congratulations and best wishes to Her Majesty, and were selected by our volunteers. 

Children can have fun creating some bunting for the Jubilee celebrations, and can be inspired by the costumes on display to draw their own designs and place them in our gallery.

Bakewell Town Tour

A guided tour of Bakewell

Tuesday 24 May 1:30 - 2.30pm

Discover the stories of Bakewell with this fascinating guided tour. Starts outside the Bakewell Visitor Centre and finishes by the Church and Bakewell Old House Museum.

£5 per person, children under 16 and dogs are free! Please book by 12:30pm.

Why not combine your tour with a visit to the Bakewell Old House Museum? Each ticket holder receives a £1 discount on their admissions ticket (which are valid for 12 months).

To book, drop in at the Bakewell Visitor Centre or here:

Bakewell Town Tour

A guided tour of Bakewell

Thursday 26 May 1:30 - 2.30pm

Discover the stories of Bakewell with this fascinating guided tour. Starts outside the Bakewell Visitor Centre and finishes by the Church and Bakewell Old House Museum.

£5 per person, children under 16 and dogs are free! Please book by 1:00pm.

Why not combine your tour with a visit to the Bakewell Old House Museum? Each ticket holder receives a £1 discount on their admissions ticket (which are valid for 12 months).

To book, drop in at the Bakewell Visitor Centre or here:

Bakewell Town Tour

A guided tour of Bakewell

Thursday 2 June 1:30 - 2.30pm

Discover the stories of Bakewell with this fascinating guided tour. Starts outside the Bakewell Visitor Centre and finishes by the Church and Bakewell Old House Museum.

£5 per person, children under 16 and dogs are free! Please book by 1:00pm.

Why not combine your tour with a visit to the Bakewell Old House Museum? Each ticket holder receives a £1 discount on their admissions ticket (which are valid for 12 months).

To book, drop in at the Bakewell Visitor Centre or here:

Bakewell Town Tour

A guided tour of Bakewell

Tuesday 7 June 1:30 - 2.30pm

Discover the stories of Bakewell with this fascinating guided tour. Starts outside the Bakewell Visitor Centre and finishes by the Church and Bakewell Old House Museum.

£5 per person, children under 16 and dogs are free! Please book by 12:30pm.

Why not combine your tour with a visit to the Bakewell Old House Museum? Each ticket holder receives a £1 discount on their admissions ticket (which are valid for 12 months).

To book, drop in at the Bakewell Visitor Centre or here:

Bakewell Town Tour

A guided tour of Bakewell

Thursday 9 June 1:30 - 2.30pm

Discover the stories of Bakewell with this fascinating guided tour. Starts outside the Bakewell Visitor Centre and finishes by the Church and Bakewell Old House Museum.

£5 per person, children under 16 and dogs are free! Please book by 1:00pm.

Why not combine your tour with a visit to the Bakewell Old House Museum? Each ticket holder receives a £1 discount on their admissions ticket (which are valid for 12 months).

To book, drop in at the Bakewell Visitor Centre or here:

Bakewell Town Tour

A guided tour of Bakewell

Thursday 16 June 1:30 - 2.30pm

Discover the stories of Bakewell with this fascinating guided tour. Starts outside the Bakewell Visitor Centre and finishes by the Church and Bakewell Old House Museum.

£5 per person, children under 16 and dogs are free! Please book by 1:00pm.

Why not combine your tour with a visit to the Bakewell Old House Museum? Each ticket holder receives a £1 discount on their admissions ticket (which are valid for 12 months).

To boTo book, drop in at the Bakewell Visitor Centre or here:

Bakewell Town Tour

A guided tour of Bakewell

Thursday 23 June 1:30 - 2.30pm

Discover the stories of Bakewell with this fascinating guided tour. Starts outside the Bakewell Visitor Centre and finishes by the Church and Bakewell Old House Museum.

£5 per person, children under 16 and dogs are free! Please book by 1:00pm.

Why not combine your tour with a visit to the Bakewell Old House Museum? Each ticket holder receives a £1 discount on their admissions ticket (which are valid for 12 months).

To book, drop in at the Bakewell Visitor Centre or here:

Bakewell Town Tour

A guided tour of Bakewell

Thursday 30 June 1:30 - 2.30pm

Discover the stories of Bakewell with this fascinating guided tour. Starts outside the Bakewell Visitor Centre and finishes by the Church and Bakewell Old House Museum.

£5 per person, children under 16 and dogs are free! Please book by 1:00pm.

Why not combine your tour with a visit to the Bakewell Old House Museum? Each ticket holder receives a £1 discount on their admissions ticket (which are valid for 12 months).

To book, drop in at the Bakewell Visitor Centre or here:

Talk

Peak District Pubs. A pint-sized social history

Saturday 12 July 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm)

Tickets available now!

Local writer Andrew McCloy gives an illustrated (and hopefully sober) talk on the role of local pubs in Peak District life, from the humble ale house catering for miners and farmhands through to busy coaching inns and modern road houses.

There are plenty of surprises along the way, including historic and haunted inns, unusual bar games and an explanation of some unique pub names, plus one or two Peak District pubs which are not what they seem at all.

We look back at some of the memorable local inns and taverns that have disappeared over the years, but also consider recent changes brought about by local brewing, new micro pubs and community owned establishments.