Muniment Room, Melbourne Hall

Muniment Room, Melbourne Hall, Melbourne, Derbyshire DE73 8EN View on map

Small detached hexagonal garden building within Melbourne Hall Gardens. It has a low vaulted cellar used for storage of garden produce and a main room above used for storage of historic archives of the Melbourne estate. It appears to have been originally built as a dovecote and then later remodelled in the early 18th century as an eye catcher in the landscape as part of the pleasure garden design. The building comprises buff stone walls, Westmoreland slate surrounding an ogee shaped roof, timber sash windows and internal plasterwork.


Opening Arrangements

Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays between April and September, 1:30pm - 5:30pm. Access to the interior of the Muniments Room may require key holder access.

Admission Charges

  • Adult: £5
  • Child: £4
  • Other Charges: £4


Accessed off Church Square via Church Street / Blackwell Lane. Rail: Derby Train Station 7 miles. Bus: From Derby Bus Station take No. 61 to Swadlincote, getting off at Melbourne Market Place.

Parking Spaces


Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: No
  • Assistance dogs: Yes