Guided Walks and Tours
Our range of guided tours includes the museum, Bakewell town and the local Church. 
Coming with a large group? We can provide a variety of refreshments, from afternoon tea to a hearty lunch! Advanced booking essential - please use the form below and return to bakewellmuseum@googlemail.com.


Group Booking Form
Museum Tour
Why not enjoy a personalised, guided tour of the Old House museum?

Our knowledgeable guides will transport you to times past and reveal the stories of the people who lived and worked here.  From Tudor tax collectors to Victorian night soil man and tenement slum dwellers.  The architecture of the building is testament to almost 500 years of changing fortunes: discover how the house was saved from near demolition by the strength of the local community!

This tour lasts 1hr 30 minutes and can be tailored to your group's specifications. 

Price: £5, including museum admission.
Booking: through the Old House Museum on 01629 81642.

Building tours can be combined with Guided Tours of the Town or Church (or both!) and refreshments. Please see below for more information or the Group Booking Form above.

Town Trail
Full of fascinating and little known facts (plus some lively legends) our guided walks are informative, interesting and entertaining.

From the Saxons and Normans to the present day your guide will lead you through the centuries. Beginning at the River Wye and taking you through the streets of Bakewell, they will reveal the rich history, heritage, architecture, people and legends of this rural market town. The trail may be barely a half mile, but with so many ancient structures and sites to visit there is a wealth of history crammed into the spine of the town.

The walk - taking 1hr 15 minutes - leads up to the Bakewell Old House Museum, a historic house overflowing with a collection of artefacts, curios and objects relating to the history of the local area.

Public tours are run every Thursday at 14:00. Please book by 13:00 on the day. Tours are also run on the first Sunday of the month at 17:00 - Book the Sunday walk on (01629 813315)

Price: £4 per person.
Booking: Please book by 13:00 on the day. Booking is either through the Old House Museum (01629 813642) or Bakewell Visitor Centre (01629 813227).
For groups please book via the Old House Museum.

Why not add a tour of the church interior, or the Old House Museum? Please see the Group Booking Form for more details.