15-P1010312websmThe Museum

The Museum re-opened in August 2017 after a major refurbishment to house new displays and interpretations of the Museum’s collection of artefacts, photographs and documents.

17-P1010314.websmIn the long term it is hoped to apply for grant funding in order to create within the new museum layout  a flexible display area which can be altered on a more regular basis, to reflect, for instance, seasons, festivals, anniversaries, and notable local characters.

More information and photos will be added to this page shortly so please keep visiting.



Some of the displays on view in 2016 showcasing items from the Museum’s collection.



The museum’s collection of artefacts, photographs and documents provide a rich resource for displays created by CHS members to commemorate special events and highlight the Museum’s collection.

World War 1 Exhibition 2014

The CHS Exhibition featuring the memories & photos of the people of Castleton during World War 1 was opened on August 1st by Mary Bagley of PDNPA & Peter Harrison of the CHS.  This project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and gathered together a varied collection of material about the village during the war.

Anyone who was not able to see the exhibition or would like to see it again can browse through the posters via this link Castleton’s Men at War.

The children of Castleton Primary School made a contribution to the exhibition with their own work, shown below, inspired by the theme of ‘Poppies’.



 2014 Castleton Christmas Tree Festival
In 2014 our contribution to the annual Christmas Tree Festival at St Edmunds Church remembered World War One with a theme of Christmas Cards from the war years. The source of the text regarding the Christmas truce on the front line and images for our decorations was “Picture Postcards from the Great War 1914-1918” by Tony Allen.

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AGM 2017


This year’s AGM was held on Thursday 19th January. We met in the Village Hall for a concise meeting followed by a pie and pea supper (very yummy) enhanced by BYO drinks. Maria as Chairman told members about the most significant activities of the past year including the changes at the Visitor’s Centre where the Museum will be re-established together with wider interpretation of the Peak Park, in a few months time. She also remembered Peter Harrison, our much missed late Chairman, who died suddenly last summer.

Before everyone left they were shown a few slides to finish off the evening – Jean talked about some recently acquired photos of village people, and Angela went through a selection of photos from the archaeology of 2016. There was a good turnout from members and guests, and it was a very enjoyable evening in the company of friends.