We host a range of exciting events for all the family to enjoy.

All events are drop-in unless stated otherwise.

For more information email: or tel: 01629 533540.

You can join our mailing list to be kept informed about the many events, exhibitions and workshops which we host throughout the year.

Marvellous Minerals

Thursday 18 February 2016, 10am to 12 noon and 1 to 3pm.

Explore a world of shapes and colours and make your own transparent picture with local artist Creeping Toad. Bring along a small jam jar (with a lid) to take away your own crystal garden to grow at home.

Bone Detectives

Saturday 12 March 2016, 10am to 12 noon and 1 to 3pm.

Become a nature detective with Creeping Toad. Handle bones and skulls, crab carapaces and shells, and find out how to identify animals from the bits they leave behind.

Animal Roadshow: Hatched

Saturday 2 April 2016, 11am to 4pm, advanced booking essential.

Come and meet some creatures which hatch out of eggs with Derbyshire zoologist James McKay. Places are limited with timed-tickets available for 11am, 11.30am, 12 noon, 12.30pm, 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm and 3.30pm. Book online (opens in a new window).

Up your street

Thursday 2 June 2016, 10am to 12 noon and 1 to 3pm.

Use old photos, maps and pictures to inspire wild stories of Buxton past and build streets of model houses to take home. With artist and storyteller Creeping Toad.

Prehistoric Tools

Saturday 30 July 2016, 11am to 1pm and 2 to 4pm.

Watch flint knapper James Dilley at work, discover more about primitive technology and handle real prehistoric tools from the museum collection.

Summer Family Activities

Thursdays 28 July, 4, 11, 18, 25 August, 1 September 2016 10am to 12 noon.

Drop in on Thursday mornings during the summer school holidays for free, fun family activities with local artists.

Peak Puppets

Saturday 6 and Saturday 13 August 2016, 11am to 3pm.

Make shadow puppets inspired by the local landscape and perform your own play in the pop-up theatre, with local puppeteers Funny Wonders.

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