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GARDEN CENTRES in & around MATLOCK...
|Lea Gardens & Nursery
Long Lane, Lea, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5GHTel:
01629 534380 Fax:
A unique collection of highly acclaimed rhododendrons, azaleas, kalmias and other plants from across the world. The superb cafe provides home-made cakes, light lunches, coffee and tea, and a nursery sells rhododendrons and azaleas.
HISTORIC & ARCHITECTURAL SITES in & around MATLOCK...
|Hob Hurst's House
Beeley, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2NR
A square prehistoric burial chamber with an earthwork ditch and outer bank. Named after a local goblin.
|Sir Richard Arkwright's Cromford Mills
Mill Lane, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3RQTel:
01629 825995 Fax:
01629 825995 Email: [email protected]
Worlds first successful water- powered cotton spinning mill, restored by the Arkwright Society. Mill and village tours, each one hour duration (combined tour 2hrs) Shops, restaurant and exhibition gallery on-site.
INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE in & around MATLOCK...
|John Smedley Limited
Lea Mills, Lea Bridge, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5AGTel:
01629 534571 or for web 01629 530 479 Fax:
01629 534 691 Email: [email protected]
Founded in 1784, the spinning mill took power from a local brook to produce the knitwear it became renowned for. Now part of a World Heritage Site, the factory is situated in 'an area of outstanding beauty'.
MUSEUMS in & around MATLOCK...
|High Peak Junction Workshop
High Peak Junction, Nr Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5HNTel:
Restored workshop of Cromford and High Peak Railway, one of Britain's earliest lines. Historic displays and artefacts tell the story of this unique line.
Cromford Canal, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5HNTel:
A restored beam engine dating from 1849 used to pump water into the cromford canal from the river derwent.
|Red House Stables & Carriage Museum
Old Road, Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2ERTel:
01629 733583 Fax:
One of the best collections of horse drawn equipment and vehicles in Britain.
VISITOR CENTRES in & around MATLOCK...
|Matlock Bath Aquarium & Exhibitions
110 North Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3NSTel:
01629 583624 / 582350 Fax:
Native, tropical and marine fish housed in the former Matlock Bath Hydro. Exhibits include a petrifying well, a hologram gallery, gemstone and fossil collections, the original Victorian stone staircase and the spring-fed, thermal pool.
Matlock Bath, Matlock , Derbyshire, DE4 3PSTel:
01629 583834 Email: [email protected]
Temple Mine, with its network of tunnels was acquired by the ancient custom of 'Nicking'. The mine has been worked since 1922 for flueorite and lead ore, and shows the variety of mining methods used.
VISITOR CENTRES in & around NEW MILLS...
|New Mills Heritage Centre
New Mills, High Peak, Derbyshire, SK22 3BNTel:
01663 746904 Email: [email protected]
Housed in a converted stone building of great character, the Centre houses a shop and sales area, a variety of displays, an exhibition area and urban studies centre. A viewing platform looks out over Torrs gorge.
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