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Old House Museum
Cunningham Place
Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1DD
Contact
Telephone: 01629 813642
Email: bakewellmuseum@tiscali.co.uk

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Overview of collections

The collections consist of items associated with the history of The Old House and its inhabitants and the history of Bakewell and district within a 15 mile radius. Collections cover social history, industry, personalia agriculture, archives and costume and textiles.

Overview of how collections are displayed

The Old House contains collections displays, including local industries, lace, samplers, toys, ceramics, lighting, cameras and local photographs, a Victorian kitchen and a childhood room.

Star Objects at this location

The Old House is the primary exhibit.
Collection Descriptions
Agriculture Collection (Old House Museum)
A small collection of agricultural equipment relating to the history of Bakewell and district within a 15 mile radius...
Arms & Armour Collection (Old House Museum)
The collection includes some blunderbusses, Civil War helmets, a chainmail shirt, a crossbow, a sword and two anti-po...
Costume & Textile Collection (Old House Museum)
There is a set of wool embroidery bed hangings of c.1720.
Costume and Textiles Collection (Old House Museum)
A collection of approximately 3000 costume, accessories and textile items, including c. 180 lace items and 25 sampler...
Fine Art Collection (Old House Museum)
The small collection includes some watercolours by local artist John Alsop of the house on its original site in about...
Library and Archive Collection (Old House Museum)
The small library contains c. 500 items contributing to the study of the local history of Bakewell, the surrounding a...
Personalia Collection (Old House Museum)
Collections mainly including material relating to the inhabitants of The Old House, eg. Gells and Arkwright.
Photography Collection (Old House Museum)
Photographic items approx. 100 relating to Bakewell and the surrounding district within a 15 mile radius and relating...
Science and Industry Collection (Old House Museum)
Collections relating to local industries of Bakewell and surrounding district within radius of 15 miles, including As...
Social History Collection (Old House Museum)
Collections of social history items relating to the history and inhabitants of The Old House and to Bakewell and the ...

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