LEVEL is an innovative creative arts organisation which designs exciting bespoke projects with and for people with learning disabilities.

Please contact us for any information required to get the most out of your visit. Our friendly and dedicated team of qualified professionals will be on hand to meet you and demonstrate just what a difference LEVEL can make.

Hours and Admission

The LEVEL Centre is open from 10am-4pm. Check the What’s On page for extended opening times for special events.

Ticketed Events

Tickets for events should be pre-booked to guarantee entry but can be paid for on the door. To reserve tickets in advance call 01629 734848 or email janette@levelcentre.com – and at the same time join our mailing and save 5% on the door price.

Exhibitions are free for all, although as we are a registered charity donations are always welcome.

Getting Here

 car pic 2      Travelling by car

Rowsley is on the A6, approximately 5 miles north of Matlock and 3 miles south of Bakewell. Sat Nav users should key in the postcode DE4 2EL.

From the North, take the A6 Manchester to Derby road and follow signs to Bakewell. From Bakewell continue on the A6 signposted to Matlock/Buxton. After approximately 3 miles turn right into Old Station Close.

From the South, take the A6 from Derby and follow signs to Matlock. At Matlock stay on the A6 and follow the signs to Buxton/Manchester. After approximately 4 miles turn left into Old Station Close.

train pic      Travelling by train/bus

There are excellent train links via Matlock and Chesterfield stations. Rowsley is served by three main bus services: the Transpeak operating between Manchester, Buxton, Derby and Nottingham; Trent Barton 6.1 between Derby, Wirksworth, Matlock and Bakewell; and TM Travel 214 between Sheffield and Matlock. The nearest train station is Matlock, from which you will need to pick up the Transpeak or 6.1 Trent Barton bus or a taxi. For current bus service information please see www.travelline.co.uk.

welcome symbol      Access All Areas

LEVEL is committed to making its building, events, projects and services accessible to all audiences and in particular to visitors with disabilities. If you have any special requirements, we encourage you to contact us and we will discuss with you how we can help to make your visit an enjoyable one.

To provide the best possible experience of LEVEL, we actively encourage feedback. If you have any questions or suggestions please contact us.

We provide:

  • A custom built Centre designed for easy access and use by people with disabilities
  • Changing/Shower room with Hoist
  • Infrared system for visitors with compatible hearing aid system
  • Foyer handrails
  • Disabled toilets
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Parking facilities outside the building for people with disabilities and further public parking within a short stroll for mobile visitors
  • Multi sensory and interactive experiences designed for people with learning disabilities.

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There are a two designated disabled parking spaces in the forecourt of the LEVEL Centre with clearance space for oversized vehicles. Please reserve your disabled parking bay in advance. There is also a drop off point in the forecourt and there is a free public car park a short stroll away. The LEVEL Centre has level access from the forecourt and throughout the building. Please do not park on the road in Old Station Close or anywhere else in Rowsley, as access is needed at all times for the other businesses in the area and for emergency vehicles.

wheelchair pic      Wheelchairs

The LEVEL Centre is on one floor with no stairs or steps and is fully accessible to wheelchair users with an accessible entrance.

hearing loop pic       Infrared Hearing System

There is an infrared hearing system for visitors with compatible hearing aid system and neck loops are available for visitors in the Centre office.

facilities pic      Other Facilities

There are several excellent facilities for eating in Rowsley just a few minutes’ walk away from the LEVEL Centre.

Other places well worth a visit are gallerytop, the Derwent Gallery, the Old Station Gallery and Cauldwell’s Mill. Haddon Hall and Chatsworth are also close by.