Buxton Museum and Art Gallery events
We host a range of exciting events for all the family to enjoy.
All events are drop-in unless stated otherwise.
You can join our mailing list to be kept informed about the many events, exhibitions and workshops which we host throughout the year.
For more information tel: 01629 533540 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wigber Low: excavation of a Bronze Age/Anglian burial site
Tuesday 11 July 2017 at 1pm.
A Meet the Experts lecture by John Collis from Sheffield University. This event is free.
The Picturesque tour of Derbyshire
Wednesday 12 July 2017 at 1pm.
A Meet the Experts lecture by Anna Rhodes from Buxton Museum. This event is free.
Blue John discoveries at Treak Cliff Cavern
Thursday 13 July 2017 at 1pm.
A Meet the Experts lecture by Rob Gould from Treak Cliff Cavern. This event is free.
Fin Cop: an Iron Age massacre
Friday 14 July 2017 at 1pm.
A Meet the Experts lecture by Ann Hall, historian. This event is free.
Spotted hyaenas in Britain: life and death in the Ice Age
Saturday 15 July 2017 at 1pm.
A Meet the Experts lecture by Jane Ford from Sheffield University. This event is free.
Stories from stone: engraved gemstones from Roman Britain
Sunday 16 July 2017 at 1pm.
A Meet the Experts lecture by Ian Marshman from Heritage Lincolnshire. This event is free.
Randolph Douglas: the Derbyshire Houdini
Tuesday 18 July 2017 at 1pm.
A Meet the Experts lecture by John Lindley, poet. This event is free.
Caves and people
Wednesday 19 July 2017 at 1pm.
A Meet the Experts lecture by Hannah O'Regan from Nottingham University. This event is free.
William Boyd Dawkins: tigers, tunnels and vengeful lobsters
Thursday 20 July 2017 at 1pm.
A Meet the Experts lecture by Mark White from Durham University. This event is free.
Peeling Back The Layers: a community archaeology project
Friday 21 July 2017 at 1pm.
A Meet the Experts lecture by Catherine Parker Heath from Enrichment Through Archaeology. This event is free.
Hardened hills: art and inspiration
Saturday 22 July 2017 at 1pm.
A Meet the Experts lecture by Richard Johnson, visual artist , Kidology Arts. This event is free.
Breathing new life into old bones
Sunday 23 July 2017 at 1pm.
A Meet the Experts lecture by Amanda Johnson, composer and violinist, Kidology Arts. This event is free.
Family Fun: summer make and takes
Thursday 27 July 2017 and 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 August 2017 from 10am until noon.
Drop in on Thursday mornings during the school holidays for free, fun family activities run by local artists.
Archaeology for the whole family
Sunday 30 July 2017, 11am to 4pm.
Enjoy hands-on activities with local archaeologist Catherine Parker Heath. Discover how to piece together the past, practice your object identification skills and dig for fantastic finds in the pop-up trenches.
Poetry workshop: Freedom
Thursday 28 September 2017, 2pm to 5pm at Buxton Library.
Be it the mass trespass, the right to roam or a walk in the landscape, Derbyshire poet Judy Brown will help you explore what freedom means for local people and places in your own poetry and inspired by museum objects. Her second book, Crowd Sensations (2016), is a Poetry Book Society recommendation.
Print making workshop
Saturday 7 October 2017, 11am to 4pm at Green Man Gallery, Hardwick Square South, Buxton, SK17 6PY
Spend a day with artist Maria Strutz, drawing inspiration from fossils, flowers and forms displayed in the museum and then experimenting with techniques to make your own relief print.
Free, but advance booking is essential using Eventbrite (opens in a new window). Participants must be 16 years old or over. All materials and equipment are provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Please note that participants should be aware that this workshop will be held in a room on the first floor, accessible only by two flights of stairs.
Family Fun: strange and spooky
Thursday 26 October 2017, 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm.
Bones, stones, mummies, skulls and skeletons. Get inspired by the weird and wonderful things in the museum and create your own Halloween decorations and delights in our half term make and take.
Thursday 21 December 2017, 11am to 1pm at Arbor Low, near Monyash, DE45 1JS.
Join Creeping Toad for winter stories as old as the hills in the glorious setting of Arbor Low henge monument. Bring an empty plastic bottle to make your own stone circle lantern. A hot drink will be provided on arrival and soup before departure.
Please note that Arbor Low is on private land and there is a £1 per adult entrance fee.
Winter solstice walk
Thursday 21 December 2017, 1pm to 3pm at Arbor Low, near Monyash, DE45 1JS.
Enjoy a guided walk around the 'Stonehenge of the north' with archaeologist and interpreter Bill Bevan, and discover more about this amazing prehistoric landscape. Soup will be provided on arrival and a hot drink before departure.
Arbor Low is on private land and there is a £1 per adult entrance fee.
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