I recently visited the Carriage Museum just outside Matlock (Derbyshire). We drove past and I managed to persuade my lovely OH to stop so I could do some research.
The museum is also a working stables, and the carriages are set in the stables, meaning you get to see some of the lovely horses too.
They have a large collection, many of which have been used in TV and film period drama’s including BOTH Pride and Prejudice’s and also Sense and Sensibility.
Here are a few piccies:
This is a Travelling Carriage circa 1800.
This was just a small fraction of the carriages on display, there were loads more. Aparently some of the carriages are appearing in “The Duchess” – the film out soon with Keira Knightly that Elizabeth mentioned a few posts ago. Anyway, this museum is definitly worth a visit.
Their website is here.