Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

A museum collection 360 million years in the making …


Informal learning

The museum is a free venue for everyone to explore the archaeology, geology, art and history of the Peak District. Take a journey through time and place in the Wonders of the Peak gallery, see the recreated study of Victorian archaeologist and geologist William Boyd Dawkins and enjoy a changing programme of exhibitions and displays by visiting artists and organisations and from our collections.

Families can enjoy the displays together with free quizzes and activities. And we’re putting more information about our collections online so you can find out more about them during your visit or when you’re out and about in the local landscape.

We run events and workshops throughout the year. We take part in local and national celebrations including British Science Week, Buxton Fringe Festival and the Festival of Archaeology. Find out what’s on via our social media channels.

Group and educational visits

Groups can tour the museum on a pre-booked, self-guided visit free of charge. Booking your group visit in advance helps prevent clashes with other groups or events on your preferred day. Visits take place during normal opening hours. We suggest touring the museum will take between one and 2 hours depending on how long you spend looking at the displays.

Resources for Stone Age to Iron Age can be found on Padlet HERE.

Resources for Roman Britain can be found on Padlet HERE.

Groups can book handling resources for use during the visit. These are themed around popular topics linked to the Wonders of the Peak gallery, for example the Stone Age.

To make or discuss a booking contact us, email: buxton.museumeducation@derbyshire.gov.uk or tel: 01629 533540.

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