Directions

Here you can find directions for getting to the museum by foot, car, bus or coach. There is limited parking at the museum (red pin), but main public parking is available at the Agricultural Business Centre (blue pin).

Walking

Car

Walk up North Church Street from Rutland Square. The street is on the right hand side of the Rutland Hotel as you face the building.

Follow the road as it curves round to the right. At the top of the hill, take the second left (Cunningham Place), opposite the Gospel Hall. 

You will find the museum at the top of the lane, on the right hand side. 

The walk up to the museum is quite steep, so you may feel more comfortable taking the bus. See directions below.
Car parking at the museum is limited, so we request that visitors leave these spaces for Blue Badge holders.

There is ample public parking in Bakewell town centre - we recommend a two hour parking ticket to give you plenty of time to enjoy the museum. See the 'Walking' section for directions from the town centre.

Bus

Coaches

The walk up to the museum is quite steep, but there is a bus service that will take you most of the way there.

Bus No 178 leaves Bath Gardens (near Rutland Hotel) stopping on South Church Street. The museum is a short three minute walk along Church Lane.

Bakewell itself is on many local and tourist bus routes, including the Transpeak

  • from Derby, get off just past the Rutland Hotel and follow our walking directions (above)
  • from Manchester, get off at the stop after the Rutland Hotel, and walk back to the roundabout. Follow our walking directions to the museum.
Coaches can drive up South Church Street (B5055). You will need to turn around - there are two options for this. Either:

  • reverse into Yeld Road (above the church on the left) 
  • continue up the B5055, turning left onto Shutts Lane. On the right is Lady Manner's School and it is possible to turn around there

After turning back towards Bakewell town centre, pull up at the top side of Church Lane on the left to offload passengers. From there, it is a short three minute walk to the museum along Church Lane.

Parking for coaches is available at the Agricultural Business Centre (ABC Centre). See blue marker on the map above or for more details please click here.