Run by a small group of volunteers and set within six former limestone quarries in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales, on the edge of the Peak District National Park, and close to the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, the National Stone Centre (NSC) is a 40 acre Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), for its geological formations, offering outdoor and indoor activities for all.
We are open to the public every day except Christmas and there is no charge for admission. The parking meter takes contactless card payments.
• Outdoor fossil trails around our free to access site
• Visitor Centre with shop, café and “Building Britain” Exhibition
• Geo walks and picnic areas
• Childrens play area
The future of the NSC
The National Stone Centre (NSC) has recently merged with the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) to bring a world-class visitor experience and inspire future generations with geology. You can catch a glimpse of what's in store for the future of the historical site, by viewing the proposed architectural designs here.