Archives at the Abbey

To celebrate this year’s Heritage Open Day specially selected items from the Harpur-Crewe family archive, held at the record office, will return home to Calke Abbey.

Visitors to the National Trust property can view original records of those who lived and worked at Calke. We are taking a fascinating selection of records with us, including family letters and diaries, photograph albums, tenant’s registers, maps and one of the oldest documents in the collection – a deed dating from the 12th century.

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Our staff will be based in the Learning Room and will be on hand to talk to visitors about these historic documents and offer advice and information about the work of the record office and the services we offer.

So, if your family has links to Derbyshire come along to Calke and find about the kind of information you can access for free at our office in Matlock.

We’ll be there on Saturday 12 September and Sunday 13 September from 12pm-4pm. Why not make the most of free entry to Calke on the Saturday (normal admission charges apply on Sunday).

The mansion house will also be open to visitors. From 11am – 12.30pm the ground floor will be open for those who want a short visit and get a glimpse of the collections and house. From 12.30pm – 5pm the house will be fully open allowing people to discover this unusual property which has been frozen in time.

For more information visit or telephone Calke Abbey on 01332 863822.


Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE

Opening Arrangements:

House: 21 February – 1 November House taster tours 7 days a week from 11am- 12.30pm House fully opens at 12.30pm for generals visits Saturday – Wednesday and themed house visits on Thursday and Fridays.

Garden: 7 February – 1 November 2015

Restaurant & Shop:1 January – 31 December 2015 10.00am – 5pm.

Park & National Nature Reserve: Daily 7.30am – 7.30pm, dusk if earlier

Heritage Open Days


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