Art, History & Archaeology Sites & Museums

From the industrial heartland of Derby through to the rural vistas of the Peak District, Derbyshire has much to offer. Several prehistoric stone circles can be found up on the Peaks, including Arbor Low and the Nine Ladies, erected during the Late Neolithic or Bronze Ages. Evidence of Roman activity is less dramatic, although traces can be seen at sites like the Navio Roman fort. Derbyshire’s medieval heritage includes the castles at Codnor and Peveril as well as religious sites such as Derby Cathedral and the Church of St Mary and All Saints, Chesterfield, known for its distinctive twisted spire. Post-medieval sites include elite residences like Bolsover Castle and Chatsworth House, both built in the 17th century. Derbyshire also has a rich industrial heritage, reflected at sites like Magpie Mine, used to mine lead from the 18th century through to the 1950s, and the Derby Silk Mill, now home to the Museum of Making.

Archaeology & History Sites in Derbyshire

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Museums & Art Galleries in Derbyshire

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