Nine things to do in Derbyshire on a wet weekend

Typical British summer weather.

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When the sun shines, the world is your oyster - you can go anywhere in our beautiful county and still have a great time.

However, as everyone knows, the weather can often play havoc with your carefully prepared plans.

When this happens, where are the best places to visit in Derbyshire where you can have a great day out and stay dry at the same time?

We consulted travel website TripAdvisor to pick out nine of the best.

Crich Tramway Village, Crich, Matlock

Blue01York said: “What a great day out this is. So many restored trams and ‘work in progress’ trams. Great value for money attraction in a beautifully scenic setting.”

Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby

Georgia A said: “A great insight into Derby’s history and general history that connects to it. Great variety of exhibition and the staff were extremely friendly.”

National Trust Museum of Childhood, Sudbury Hall, Ashbourne

CharlcombeLady said: “This museum is really interesting which some fascinating exhibits. It is well laid out and very informative. Definitely worth a visit.”

Sir Richard Arkwright’s Masson Mills, Derby Road, Matlock Bath

KFB22 said: “Great place to visit especially on a rainy day as there is plenty to keep you occupied. The museum is good and cafe if you fancy a snack.”

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, Terrace Road, Buxton

Petejane31 said: “Great museum and gallery. Friendly, informative staff, giving a great interactive experience. This is how museums should be, certainly not dumbed down, but accessible.”

Chesterfield Museum & Art Gallery, St Mary’s Gate, Chesterfield

Fnerjoolz sais: “Wanted to go to this museum for months. Exhibition about Chesterfield history was brilliant and black and white building exhibition was very informative.”

Peak District Lead Mining Museum, The Grand Pavilion, South Parade, Matlock

Emily S said: “I visited here with my 3 young children during the school holidays, the staff where fantastic with them and there was plenty for them to see and do. A great educational day with fun built in. Great family price too.”

Midland Railway, Butterley Station, Ripley

Mickie G said: “Lots to see, unlimited rides on the steam train, just pay once. All other attractions are free. Will definitely visit again. Food in cafe made to order, highly recommended.”

The Revolution House, High Street, Old Whittington

Elizabeth F: “Very educational and enlightening. Local history brought alive. We pass this little gem regularly but well worth stopping and learning more about our special history.”