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Opening dates and times of Derbyshire cultural destinations

Below are the opening times of stately homes, mansions and museums in the County. If you haven't already, be sure to read about these destinations in our article about Derbyshire's Cultural Heritage.

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Stately homes, castles, halls and mansions

Bolsover Castle
Open all year
1 April - 31 October 2011: 10am-5pm daily
1 November 2011 - 31 March 2012: TBC

Lyme Park
Grounds open all year. Detailed 2011 opening hours below.

Park
Open all year from 8am - 6pm

House, restaurant and shop
26 February - 30 October: 11am-5pm on Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat and Sun
3 December - 17 December: 11am-4pm on Sat and Sun

Garden
26 February - 30 October: 11am - 5pm daily
 
Timber Yard coffee shop
Open all year 11am - 4pm daily

Peveril Castle
Open all year
1 April - 31 October: 10am-5pm daily
1 November 2011 - 31 March 2012: TBC

Renishaw Hall
Open 1 April - 20 September: 10:30am-4:30pm (last admission 4pm) Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun and bank holidays

North Lees Hall
The hall is currently owned by the Vivat Trust, has been sympathetically restored, divided into two apartments and is available for holiday rental.

Hardwick Hall
Grounds open all year. Open Bank Holiday Mondays and Good Friday 12-4pm. Last admission 30 minutes before closing. Detailed 2011 opening hours below.

Hall  
23 February - 30 October*: 12pm - 4.30pm Wed - Sun 
3 December - 18 December: 11am - 3pm Sat and Sun

Garden, shop, restaurant and kiosk 
23 February - 24 July: 11am - 5pm Wed - Sun
25 July - 4 September: 11am - 5pm daily
7 September - 30 October: 11am - 5pm Wed - Sun
3 December - 18 December: 11am - 3pm Sat and Sun

*Hall entrance 11am - 12pm is by guided tour only. Additional heritage tours also available.

Thornbridge Hall
Various dates yearly. Detailed 2011 open times below.

Thornbridge Hall Annual Charity Garden Party - 3 July 2011
The National Gardens Scheme Open Day - 21 August 2011

Haddon Hall
Open from 1 April 2011, 12pm - 5pm (last entry 4 pm)
Closed for Easter: 22-26 April (inclusive) 
May to September: Open daily (closed weekend of 2-3 July)
October: Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays only (1 - 31 October)
Christmas: 10-18 December daily 10.30am to 4pm (last admission 3:30pm)

Chatsworth House and Gardens
House, garden, farmyard, playground, shops and restaurant open daily until 23 December 2011. Detailed 2011 open hours below.

House
11am - 5:30pm (last admission 4:30pm)

Garden
11am - 6pm (last admission 5pm)

Farmyard and adventure playground
10:30am - 5:30pm (last admission 4:30pm)

Derby Cathedral
Sunday
8:00am - Holy Communion
10:45am - Cathedral Eucharist
6:00pm - Choral Evensong

Monday to Thursday
8:30am - Morning Prayer
1:05pm - Holy Communion
5:15pm - Evening Prayer (6:30pm on Thursdays). Usually sung on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday during term time.

Friday and Saturday
8:30am - Morning Prayer
9:00am - Holy Communion
5:15pm - Evening Prayer (Saturday Evening Prayer or Evensong)

Other regular services
Thursday 12:30pm - Praying Together
Friday 12 noon - Mothers Union Wave of Prayer (not during August)

Elvaston Castle Country Park
The park office is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Sunday. The grounds are open from 9am to dusk all year round.

Kedleston Hall
Grounds open all year. Detailed 2011 open hours below. 

House 
19 February - 30 October: 12pm - 5pm Mon, Tue, Wed, Sat and Sun

Pleasure Grounds
19 February - 30 October: 10am - 6pm daily

Park
2 January - 13 February: 11am - 3pm Sat and Sun
19 February - 30 October: 11am - 5pm Mon, Tue, Wed, Sat and Sun
21 July - 26 August: 11am - 3pm Thu and Fri
5 November - 24 December: 11am - 3pm Sat and Sun
26 December - 31 December: 11am - 3pm Mon through Sat

Calke Abbeyand Calke Park National Nature Reserve
Detailed 2011 open hours below. 

Calke Park National Nature Reserve
Open all year 7:30am - 7:30pm daily

House
26 February - 30 October: 12:30pm - 5pm Monday - Wednesday,  Saturday and Sunday

Restaurant and shop
26 February - 30 October: 10:30am - 5pm every day
31 October - 24 December: 10:30am - 4pm every day

Garden and stables
26 February - 20 April: 11am - 5pm Monday - Wednesday,  Saturday and Sunday
21 April - 30 October: 11am - 5pm every day

West Wing conservation tour
26 February - 30 October: 11am - 12:30pm Monday - Wednesday,  Saturday and Sunday

Museums, Landmarks, Tourist Attractions and Visitor Centres

Creswell Crags
10am - 5.30pm every day during March – September
10am - 4.30pm every day during October – February
Saturday and Sundays only during November - January

New Mills Heritage Centre
Tuesday - Friday: 11am - 4pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10.30am - 4.30pm (4pm in winter)
Closed Mondays (Open Bank Holidays)

Poole's Cavern
Cavern tours: Open every day 9:30am - 5pm

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
Open all year round.
Monday: Closed (except summer Bank Holidays)
Tuesday to Friday: 9.30am to 5.30pm
Saturday: 9.30am to 5pm
Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter to 30 September: 10.30am to 5pm
Admission is free.

Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery
Open all year round.
Open 10am - 4pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday (Including Bank Holidays)
Closed Wednesday and Sunday
Admission is free

Derby Museum and Art Gallery
Open all year round.
Monday - 11am to 5pm
Tuesday - Saturday  - 10am to 5pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays - 1pm to 4pm
Admission is free

Eyam Museum
Open 23 March - 7 November 2010
Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays. 10.00 am to 4.30 pm.
Last admissions at 4.00pm

Crooked Spire of Chesterfield Church
Open all year round.
The church is open every day for anyone to visit, to look around or to find a quiet place to pray.  Tower trips are conducted by the Verger on most days (except Sundays), but it is advisable, if making a special visit to Chesterfield to see the tower, to ring the Verger to confirm times and availability. Requests for guided tours of the church should also be made to the Verger, Mr Paul Wilson, Telephone: 01246 206506

Bakewell Old House Museum
1 April (Good Friday if earlier) – 5 November
11.00am - 4.00pm Daily (Last visitor entrance 3.30pm)

Cauldwell's Mill Craft Centre
The Craft Centre is open daily* from 10.00am - 5.30pm (last entry to the cafe is at 5.00pm).

* Closed 24th, 25th & 26th December.

Red House Stables Working Carriage Museum
Open every day at 10am

Wirksworth Heritage Centre
Open 2 April - 30 September
Wednesdays to Saturdays (plus Bank Holidays) 10.30 am - 4.30 pm
Sundays 1.30 - 4.30 pm
Last entry 30 minutes before closing.

Crich Tramway Village
Open from 13 February 2010
13 - 21 February 10.30am - 4.00pm
27 February - 28 March: Weekends only 10.30am - 4.00pm
29 March - 31 October: Daily 10.00am - 5.30pm
Last admission is normally an hour and a half before closing

D H Lawrence Birthplace Museum
April - October: 10am - 5pm
November - March: 10am - 4pm

Denby Pottery Visitor Centre
Open all year round

Derwent Valley Mills Heritage Site
Open all year round.

Cromford Mill
9am - 5pm

Masson Mills (except Christmas Day and Easter Day)
Mon-Fri 10 am - 4 pm
Sat 11 am - 5 pm 
Sun 11 am - 4 pm

Willersley Castle
9.30am - 6pm

High Peak Junction Workshops
Winter: Weekends only 10.30 am - 4.00 pm (Times may vary)
Summer: Every day  10.30 am - 5.30 pm

Leawood Pumphouse
12 noon - 5 pm
April - November: At selected weekends through the season
Access available at other times by arrangement.

John Smedley's Mill
The factory shop is open daily throughout the year 10 am - 4 pm

Strutt's North Mill
Winter: Weekends only 1 pm - 5 pm plus Boxing Day and New Year's Day
Summer: Wed-Sun 1 pm - 5 pm plus Bank Holidays

The Silk Mill
Open throughout the year (except Christmas Day and New Year)
Mon 11 am - 5 pm
Tues-Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sun (inc. Bank holidays)  1 pm - 4 pm

Pickford's House Museum
Open all year round.
Monday - 11am to 5pm
Tuesday - Saturday  - 10am to 5pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays - 1pm to 4pm
Admission is free

Shardlow Heritage Centre
Open Easter - End of October
Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays 12noon - 5.00pm
Free Parking, Admission 75 pence, Accompanied children free
 

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