Buxton Museum and Art Gallery


Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Discover the archaeology, geology, art and history of the Peak District.

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery reopened after its redevelopment on Tuesday 6 June 2017.

The focus of the refreshed museum is Wonders of the Peak – a journey through time and place, with more objects on display than ever before.

We’re putting more of our collections online and creating a responsive website so you can tour the landscape using your smartphone or tablet (opens in a new window). Early versions are available to test.

You’ll also enjoy a brighter foyer with new displays about Buxton, souvenirs inspired by our collections and a lift improving access to the first floor.

What you can see at the museum

Wonders of the Peak – a journey through time and place, where you can explore Peak District lives and landscapes.

Boyd Dawkins Study − the recreated Victorian study of archaeologist and geologist William Boyd Dawkins, where you can discover more about local collectors and their collections.

A changing programme of exhibitions and displays by visiting artists and organisations or from our collections.

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
Terrace Road
SK17 6DA

Tel: 01629 533540
email: buxton.museum@derbyshire.gov.uk





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Once upon a time there were sharks in Derbyshire. And hippopotamuses and rhinoceros, bears and hyaenas. Perhaps there was even a mermaid?

You can discover the geology, archaeology and history of the Peak District through seven time zones at the Buxton Museum & Art Gallery.  Explore the Museum’s collection of Ashford black marble and Blue John ornaments and step into a Victorian scientist’s study.

The Museum and Art Gallery hosts a variety of exhibitions of art, craft, photography and local history throughout the year. Contact the Museum for details of a programme of events and workshops.


Terrace Road,
SK17 6DA

Telephone: 01629 533540
E-mail: buxton.museum@derbyshire.gov.uk
Website: www.derbyshire.gov.uk/buxtonmuseum