Bakewell Old House museum is a quirky Tudor house with big rooms and dark corners to explore. Set 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. As a museum, it now plays host to a wide range of artefacts telling the story of the Peak District and beyond.
Follow the RAT trail from room to room and discover amazing ratty facts. Why not try the “Find Mr Plants sheep trail”, which is free from Bakewell information centre and get 1 free child entry ticket to the museum.
There is so much to see for children and parents too! Time travel to the past with dressing up costumes, a Victorian dolls house, free colouring sheets and occasional craft activities. Discover a Tudor toilet and Victorian privy. Play old fashioned games in the courtyard, and read about Philus the Bakewell elephant!