The museum has been open since 2001 and The
Teashop', which was added four years go, is a huge benefit to our visitors. Casual visitors to the teashop
are always surprised by the beauty and excellence that awaits them
upstairs - should they venture that way. Two of the museum rooms are closed off at the moment because we are still delayed on some of the renovation work, but we are getting there and they will be open again soon. We have reduced the entry fee for the moment because of this - though the three main rooms that are the core of the museum are open and one of the most professional and detailed exibitions you will find anywhere. As a designer and a n artist I put many years into this personal project at great expense to myself, in many ways. I am currently very busy with a number of other art projects and time so tight. See www.e-brink.co.uk for glimspe at my world as a digital artist and also www.peterhaguephotography.com - a new site deigned to display some of my own photographs...and don't forget to Visit
Matlock Bath and the Matlock Bath Web Cam.
note that our current opening times are 11.00am - 5.00pm Saturday,
Sunday and Monday and some weekdays as the summer progresses.
our museum is primarily dedicated to presenting the history of popular
photography from its invention in 1839 to more recent times, it
has a strong Victorian flavour and is presented as an informative
entertainment for people of all ages and walks of life. It has often
been said that there is something here for anyone with a natural
interest and curiosity - perhaps because we have a true commitment
to preserving history and presenting it in an accessible way.
museum is situated in our Victorian building in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire,
dating from 1861 (shown below), which we renovated especially for
the purpose and we have encouraged a Victorian ambiance throughout.
Many visitors enjoy this aspect for its own sake and we have a growing
display of mannequins in vintage dress from the Victorian and Edwardian
periods to add a special depth to the atmosphere.
in a Lens has proven very popular among a very wide range of visitors
to the scenic and historic village of Matlock Bath - so too has
The Victorian Teashop.
PS In the next few weeks, I will be updating this website again with a new design and photographs. ALL my sites are suitable for general viewing and mature children.