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The museum has been open since 2001 and The 'Victorian 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 for glimspe at my world as a digital artist and also - 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.

Please note that our current opening times are 11.00am - 5.00pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday and some weekdays as the summer progresses.

Although 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.

The 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.

Life 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.

Peter Hague

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.

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  Life in a Lens/Hallway  
  The hallway and entrance to the museum.
  The Victorian Teashop – Matlock Bath  
  The Victorian Teashop main entrance on North Parade, Matlock bath.      
    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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