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Museums & Art Galleries in Peak District

The Peak District was Britain's first national park, established in April 1951, covering 555 square miles. It is popular for cycling, walking, climbing and caving together with for its breathtaking landscapes, bustling market towns and outstanding cultural and historical heritage. Museums and Art Galleries in Peak District Quarry Bank and Charnwood Museum are listed below.
1 Result In Or Near Peak District
19.2 miles from the centre of Peak District
Explore the History of the Industrial Revolution at Quarry Bank, Cheshire The Georgian working water powered cotton mill still spins and weaves cotton to be sold. There are demonstrations of a spinning jenny and mule in action, alongside the most powerful working waterwheel in Europe, and one of the earliest steam-powered beam engines. Explore the newly restored gardens and admire the picturesque Cheshire setting. There is a constantly changing programme of events so there is always ...
4 Results Slightly Further Afield
42.8 miles from the centre of Peak District
There's something very satisfying about visiting one of the many small museums in the UK, where you can get to grips with the message and feel you've learnt something about the area rather than being bamboozled by hundreds of exhibits. Charnwood Museum is one such spot. The famous Ladybird books originate from Loughborough so there's an exhibit and memorabilia on that subject plus information about the world's oldest multi-cellular fossil Charna discovered by a local schoolboy. Other super ex...
24.5 miles from the centre of Peak District
Discover the world of pottery at Gladstone Pottery Museum Stoke on Trent has become synonymous with pottery and the Gladstone Pottery Museum tells the tale of this part of England and its artistic pedigree. This is the last complete Victorian pottery factory in the country and it has been beautifully preserved to be a living legacy on this area's amazing creative heritage. You'll discover how bone china tableware was made in the original workshops and glimpse the giant bottle kilns o...
37.3 miles from the centre of Peak District
30.0 miles from the centre of Peak District
Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre offers contemporary exhibitions of local and international artists, and also offers an insight into the history of Bury. The centre also offers a full calendar of events and activities to suit all interests.
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