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

All events are drop-in unless stated otherwise.

For more information please call 01629 533540 or email

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

Archaeology of Buxton - a walking tour for children and adults
Saturday 26 July 2014, 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

Join Dr Catherine Parker Heath to explore Buxton on foot. Find out where and how people lived in the town from prehistory to modern times. A Festival of Archaeology event.
FREE event but booking essential: 01629 533540 or
Starts from the museum. Suggested minimum age 7 years old.

Buxton Family Festival
Thursday 1 to Sunday 17 August 2014

We are taking part in this town-wide festival - download the full programme below. Visit (opens in a new window) for the latest news.

Summer Family Activities
Wednesdays 30 July, 6, 13, 20, 27 August and 3 September 2014, 10am-12pm

Join us every Wednesday morning during the school summer holidays for fun family activities. No need to book - drop-in and stay for as long or as little as you like. Details of each week's event will be posted nearer the time.

Buxton Photo Challenge 2
Saturday 20 September 2014, 10am-3.30pm

Bring your camera, empty memory card and register from 10am for a fun day of photo challenges.

Through the Pinhole
Saturday 4 October 2014, 10am-1pm

Drop in to find out how to convert your digital SLR into a pinhole camera and take photos like the Victorians did.

Chapel Camera Club Photo Clinics
Saturday 11 October, 18 October and 8 November 2014, 10am-12pm

Bring your photos and/or camera for hints, tips and advice.

Finds Days
Dates to be confirmed

Have you found any archaeological objects while metal-detecting or field walking? The local Finds Liaison Officer for the Portable Antiquities Scheme can help identify your finds and record them on the national database.

Related documents

The following document is in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)

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