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We have a year-round programme of events and exhibitions so there’s always something to see while you’re in the area. Sometimes we’re out and about on community projects, so it’s always best to either make a booking to see one of our events or get in touch to find out if the building is open before you make a special journey to see us. Our usual opening hours are Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.
How to find us
By public transport:
There are excellent links to Matlock and Chesterfield train stations. The nearest train station is Matlock approx five miles away, from Matlock you can pick up the Transpeak, 6.1 Trent Barton bus or a taxi. Chesterfield train station is a 20 minute taxi away.
Rowsley is served by three main bus services: the Transpeak operating between Manchester and Nottingham; Trent Barton 6.1 between Derby and Bakewell; and TM Travel 214 between Sheffield and Matlock.
There are a number of taxi companies nearby.
Rowsley is on the A6, five miles north of Matlock and three miles south of Bakewell. Use postcode DE4 2EL for Sat Nav.
From Bakewell take the A6 signposted to Matlock. After three miles, pass the Grouse & Claret pub on the left and turn next right into Old Station Close. From Matlock take the A6 towards Buxton/Manchester. After approx four miles turn left into Old Station Close.
There is a free public car park immediately on the right. If you need a disabled parking space, follow the road round to the left and park in front of the Level Centre building.
By foot and bike:
Level Centre is located right next to the Matlock to Rowsley cycle path, a safe off road 5 mile route for walkers and cyclists – perfect if you’re arriving into Matlock station with your two wheels in tow.
Rowsley and the surrounding area
Rowsley is located right on the edge of the stunning Peak District national park. The nearest towns to Level are Bakewell, famous for it’s pudding, five miles to the north, and Matlock six miles to the south. The spa town of Buxton with it’s Georgian architecture and the market town of Chesterfield are both a 25 minute drive away. The spectacular Chatsworth House is just round the corner and Haddon Hall, a well known film location, is five minutes down the road.
Peak Vilage is a small shopping outlet directly opposite LEVEL. There’s a children’s play centre and toy shop alongside other units including clothes shops, household goods and craft shop as well as bits and bobs for presents. There’s also a cafe, bakery, ice cream parlour, garden centre and distillery shop.
Rowsley Post Office:
Rowsley Post Office may be tiny, but it’s super friendly and sells all the basic essentials plus sandwiches, drinks, delicious homemade cakes and of course, stamps!
Accommodation in the village is available at the Grouse & Claret pub, East Lodge Hotel and 17th Century Peacock Hotel. The latter two are more expensive, but are definitely worth considering for a treat. There are very few B&Bs in Rowsley itself, but there’s plenty of other accommodation a few miles away including guesthouses, air bnb and chain hotels. If you like sleeping under the stars there’s lots of camping sites nearby including the Grouse and Claret.
We have a digs list for visiting artists. If you would like your accommodation adding to the digs list please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local guest houses, hotels and airbnb accommodation for visiting residency artists to consider
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LEVEL Arts Centre, Old Station Close, Rowsley, DE4 2EL