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Welcome to the Museum

The entrance is now through 'The Victorian Teashop', so you will receive a friendly welcome before going up to the first floor, which is occupied entirely by the 'Life in a Lens' museum. It is set out in a number of themed rooms in which we have created atmospheres to suit various aspects of photographic history. These include 'The Seaside Room' and 'The Dark-room', together with other areas of special interest.

The Victorians gave us photography and made it popular, so we have provided an overriding ambiance of Victorian times including original 'Victorian and Vintage' clothing displayed on our life-like mannequins. This aspect has been growing for some time now and it is our intention to integrate more Victorian displays and more about Victorian history and the history of the village of Matlock Bath itself.

You will find the atmosphere in the museum calm and relaxing – a pleasant contrast from some aspects of modern-day Matlock Bath and among the many interesting items we have on display you are sure to find something of special interest to you. We have certainly catered for all age groups and levels of interest. There are over five hundred cameras on display, along with postcards and packaging and for the student of photographic history, there is plenty of carefully researched information at their disposal.

The museum is designed for people of all walks of life and is appreciated on many levels. We therefore encourage organised trips from schools, colleges and clubs, for which special rates can be arranged. A great deal of time and attention to detail have gone into the creation of 'Life in a Lens'. We have plans for expansion which can only flourish with your interest, so if it sounds like your cup of tea - please visit. We'll be happy to see you and you'll be so glad you did – you can buy a cup of tea at The Victorian Teashop too!

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BRING YOUR MOTHER
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BRING THE KIDS
 
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MEET SOME OF OUR VINTAGE LADIES
 
       
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PICTURES FROM THE EXHIBITION
 
    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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