Georgian Bakewell and the Old House Museum

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25/07/2024 10:45 - 16:00

A guided walk of Georgian Bakewell and visit to Bakewell Old House Museum - organised by the Architecture Section.

This guided walk through the centre of town displays the advent of gracious Georgian architecture in Bakewell. It covers the growth of the medical area, the schools needed to educate the children of professional people, sons and daughters and the changes in church architecture. We will talk about the Georgian quarries and mills, the houses that were farms 200 years ago and you shall see the effects the Georgians had upon our small town.

The walk covers half a mile along roads and lasts about 1½ hours. Please note it involves some walking up Peak District inclines.

 Morning Tour 10.45am to 12.30pm, Number of places: 12
Meet at: Bakewell Old House Museum, Cunningham Place, Bakewell, DE45 1DD
10.45am arrival and refreshments with Brief Introduction to the museum followed from 11.00am to 12.30pm by the Guided Walk (ends at the Museum)
Price: £17.50 includes free admission to Bakewell Old House Museum during the day.

Afternoon Tour 1.30pm to 3.00pm, Number of places: 12
Meet at: Bakewell Visitor Centre, Old Market Hall, Bridge Street, Bakewell DE45 1DS
The walk ends at the Museum which is open until 4.00pm.
Price: £17.50 includes free admission to Bakewell Old House Museum during the day.

12 places available on each tour - £17.50 per person includes free admission to Bakewell Old House Museum during the day.

[Participants are welcome to come to Bakewell Old House Museum at 10.45am for a Brief Introduction to the Museum and to use their free admission to the museum before they go on the Afternoon Tour.]

Buses: TransPeak provides a regular service to Bakewell from Derby and from Buxton

Parking: Details of all Pay and Display car parks at Bakewell are available online. Please note that the car park at Market Street DE45 1HA is a Short Stay car park only (2 hours limit).

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