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Links & information page

If you appreciate our efforts in providing an entertaining and educational venue you might like to add our site to your links page or give us a mention on your tourist pages – if so, please inform us by e-mail and we can supply you with a short piece of descriptive copy and images, if required. We will also add your link to our site if it is relevant to the needs of our visitors.

Museums are very difficult venues to establish and maintain and we need all the support we can get, e-mail:

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Web sites of interest
The Victorian Society is responsible for the study and protection of Victorian and Edwardian architecture. Its thirty founder members included John Betjeman.
Hectic lifestyles make it difficult to spend time becoming acquainted with areas of beauty. This guide is for those with limited time to spend exploring the Peak District.
The Southern area of the Peak district is praised for its scenic dales. Matlock is at the centre of the Eastern part of the county. This site lets you explore right into the heart of the area.
a comprehensive guide to Derbyshire and the Peak District.
Only the most beautiful places to stay around the UK have been chosen
The Peak District is a popular tourist area and the location of England's first National Park. We aim to provide useful information on the local sights, activities, history, flora, fauna and holiday accommodation.
An extensive web site with scans and transcripts of old books and trades directories as well as a large collection of genealogy and local history links and information for you to browse

Peak District Accom. & Tourist Guide
The Derbyshire Peak District is the uk's original National Park and one of the world's most popular places to visit. This Peak District Accommodation and Tourist Guide will help you decide where to stay and what to see and do.

A Taste of the Peak District
A Taste of the Peak District is a guide to visitor attractions, self catering holiday cottages, B&B’s and Hotels in the Peak District National Park. There is something for everyone.

Discover Derbyshire – Peak District
Enchanting villages, historic towns and glorious ever changing landscapes are featured in this independent guide to the Peak National Park and Derbyshire.
"Places to Go" also includes information on picturesque areas of the UK including the Cotswolds and the Derbyshire Peak district.

The Victorian Research Web
"Places to Go" also includes information on picturesque areas of the UK including the Cotswolds and the Derbyshire Peak district.

EnjoyBritain,com - The premier British Tourism directory - thousands of things to do and places to stay.

Peakdistrict online
Your total guide to everything going on in the Peak District.
'Picture the Past' aims to conserve and make accessible the photographic heritage of the North East Midlands,
The Museums Association was set up by a small group of museums in 1889 to look after the interests of museums and galleries, and raise standards in the profession.

The Village of Tansley
A picturesque village in the Derbyshire Dales just south of the Peak District and two miles from Matlock.


Other Local Links

Warren Carr Barn

Peak District Cottages

Derbyshire Hotel

Hotel in the Peak District

B&B in Castleton

Peak District self-catering cottages

Self-catering – Derbyshire Peak District



Matlock Bath Attractions

Heights of Abraham
The Aquarium
Gulliver's Kingdom

The Mining Museum

There are also various shops cafes hotels and amusements all in a showcase of breathtaking scenery.

Hodgkinson's Hotel
Built in 1698, it was extended in the 1770's. It was part-owned by Job Hodgkinson in the 1830's and still bears his name.


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See the Matlock Bath web cam
which is provided by life in a lens:

Local attractions

Renishaw Hall
Renishaw Hall and its impressive gardens have been the home of the Sitwell family for over 350 years.  The beautiful garden and lake were the creation of the eccentric Sir George Sitwell, grandfather of the present owner.


Photographic Links & information

The following links are for photographic clubs and other sites with a photographic appeal contact us if you have a relevant site. This page is very much under construction and like the museum, needs your support...

Photographic clubs

Chesterfield Photographic Society

Derby Photographic Society

Derby City Photographic Club

Leicester Photographic Society

Lincoln Camera Club

Long Eaton Camera Club

Rushcliffe Camera Club

Wolverhampton Photographic Society

James Maude Camera Club

Photographic sites

The Royal Photographic Society
A gallery of several thousand photographs from the Derbyshire region, most of which are available as high resolution images or prints.

The Brownie Page

Victorian & Edwardian Photographs

Peak Photo Centre
A local photographic archive site produced by photographer Andy Savage who devotes nearly all his spare time to it.
'bootsandpaws' brings you information on places to visit, walks and digital photographs from around the UK.l
'DerbyshireCam is a collection of photographically illustrated walks depicting Derbyshire as we find it.
Wildlife/digital photography. Online photo gallery, photography, articles, resources and hints and tips.
Photographs of the United Kingdom,
Italy, Paris, Barcelona and Berlin
A collection of fine art landscape photography for sale by Keith Henson and Andy Dippie


Local Tourist Centres

Matlock Bath
The Pavilion,
Matlock Bath,
DE4 3NR.
Tel: 01629 55082.
E-mail this centre

Crown Square,
Matlock, Derbyshire,
DE3 3AT.
Tel: 01629 583388.
E-mail this centre

Old Market Hall,
DE45 1DS.
Tel: 01629 813227.

E-mail this centre

The Crescent,
Buxton, Derbyshire,
SK17 6BQ.
Tel: 01298 25106.

E-mail this centre

13 Market Place
Tel: 01335 343666

E-mail this centre.

The Gatehouse
Victoria Street
SK13 8HT
Tel: 01457 855920

E-mail this centre.


My Links

The designer's web site.

A menu site for all our web sites.

Life in a
General introduction site for The Life in a Lens building in matlock Bath – Museum, Teashop, Web Cam. This site contains a news update page and weblog.

The Victorian Teashop
Our amusing teashop web site – an approach just as refreshing as a cup of tea, itself!

Matlock Bath Web Cam
The live web cam site.

The Matlock Bath Report
A serious report, studying the benefits and pitfalls of being a resident or a trader in Matlock Bath and how Matlock Bath needs to promote itself in order to survive and prosper.

Visit Matlock Bath
A very positive look at a Matlock Bath that is often overlooked by its regulars, neighbours and critics.

A better Matlock Bath
Seven steps to a better more prosperous Matlock Bath that would also make it a better place to live in. It's that easy!

Black Pencil Design
An amusing look at the world of advertising and design. A must for all design professionals, would be designers and anyone who likes a laugh, really!

Bartholomew and Sons
For the very best in funerals.


    The 'Life in a Lens' Museum of Photography & Old Times – above the 'The Victorian Teashop'
114-118, North Parade, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire DE4 3NS Tel: 01629 583325
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