|Buxton Museum and Art Gallery|
Terrace Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6DA
Admission is free.
Once upon a time there were sharks in Derbyshire - hippopotamuses and rhinoceros - bears and hyaenas. Perhaps there was a mermaid?
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 also hosts a variety of exhibitions of art, craft, photography and local history throughout the year running in three different galleries and has a programme of events and workshops.
The Museum shop stocks fascinating fossils, colourful minerals and gifts made from decorative stones as well as local history and special interest books.