Set in Bakewell, in the heart of the beautiful Peak District, the Old House Museum is an original Tudor dwelling.
After nearly five hundred years of continuous use, the house was rescued from demolition in the 1950s. An award-winning museum, it now hosts a wide range of artefacts telling the story of the Peak District and beyond.
The museum is now CLOSED and will re-open on 25 March 2019
WELCOME TO THE OLD HOUSE MUSEUM
What stories these walls could tell! Built in the reign of Henry VIII as a tax collector’s cottage, it was expanded into a gentleman’s residence in the Elizabethan period, complete with garderobe (Tudor toilet). During the Industrial Revolution, it was re-purposed as mill workers’ cottages, by none other than Richard Arkwright himself who, had built his third cotton spinning mill in Bakewell. The house retains features from all these periods, so there’s plenty of details for all architectural enthusiasts.