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Life in a Lens Museum of Photography & Old Times

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huge collection of cameras and other equipment

Set in three rooms above the Victorian Tea Shop, this is, I believe, one man's collection of... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2016
Neil W
Hornsea, England, United Kingdom
Worth a visit

Interesting mix of old photographs and equipment. A good way to while away a couple of hours... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2015
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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12 Jan 2017
“A must-see attraction”
8 Aug 2016
“huge collection of cameras and other equipment”
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114-118 North Parade | above The Victorian Teashop, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NS, England
+44 1629 583325
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

We stayed in Matlock Bath on Saturday night and looked forward to seeing the photography museum. It was opening just as we left our hotel (just down the road) on the Sunday morning and we were made very welcome. The museum is on the first...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank LancashireFlyfisher
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Set in three rooms above the Victorian Tea Shop, this is, I believe, one man's collection of photography from its beginnings. There are hundreds of items, mostly labelled, and lots of documents and photographs. The exhibits range from early, huge plate cameras to the most...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Neil W
Reviewed 9 April 2016

This is a very long review but I feel to do justice to our experience I need to tell you the full story... M is very interested in photography and had seen the museum online, and was pleased it had a tea room attached, so...More

Date of experience: April 2016
3  Thank EH-in-York
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Interesting mix of old photographs and equipment. A good way to while away a couple of hours, especially if there's a wet Summer!!!

Date of experience: September 2014
2  Thank ToniJ1952
Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

We went here as my dad and I have a passion for photography, I read another review which said it was above a cafe but it looked like there wasn't anything there as it had a for sale sign on it! Entered the cafe and...More

4  Thank 711calliek
Reviewed 12 August 2014

A nice museum with a lot of war memories from the 1st world war also a lot of mining history in the museum as well. this museum is well worth a visit,

Date of experience: July 2014
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Reviewed 7 April 2003

If you visit Derbyshire, you must see Life in a Lens in Matlock Bath. It is a museum of popular photography in a wonderful Victorian setting. There's lots to see postcards, packaging, cameras. lantern slides and the whole history of popular photography from 1839 onwards...More

6  Thank Cruiser30882
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