Please note: I am sorry to announce that the Life in a Lens Museum is now closed – for the foreseeable future.
The museum is situated in our Victorian building (shown below) dating from 1861, 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 now have a growing display of mannequins in vintage dress from the Victorian and Edwardian periods to add even greater depth to the atmosphere. A panoramic sample can be seen via the following pages, along with other items of interest.
Life in a Lens has proven very popular among the more discerning visitors to the scenic, historic and currently undervalued village of Matlock Bath - once known as the 'Gem of the Peak' - but surely, given the resurgence of enthusiasm for all things of period interest, it is never far away from the promise of regaining that title.
Illustrations and graphics: Copyright Peter Hague Concept - Design - Art Direction