Admission is free but donations are welcome.
The museum and art gallery is normally open:
- Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm
- Sundays and bank holidays (from Easter to September): midday to 4pm
Museum staff may be able to help you identify archaeological, geological, art and local history objects. Valuations cannot be given. Charges apply for research enquiries. Please contact us to arrange an appointment.
Facilities and access
The museum has a ramped entrance, automatic doors and accessible toilets. There is a lift between the floors. Some toilets have baby changing facilities.
There are six computers with free internet access for public use.
The museum stocks a growing range of products inspired by our collections including books, fossils, minerals, postcards and souvenirs.
Many exhibiting artists have work for sale too.
All purchases support the work of the museum.
We don't sell or serve refreshments but there are lots of places to eat and drink nearby.
Keeping in touch
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How to find us
There is a limited free short-term (40 minutes) parking on the road directly outside the museum.
Pay and display car parking is available near the museum (High Peak Borough Council - The Slopes and the Market Place).
Buses stop a few minutes away on Terrace Road and the Market Place.
The train station is 10mins walk from the museum.