Buxton Museum and Art Gallery events


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

Due to our temporary closure from September 2016 to Spring 2017, we're taking our mobile museum to events and venues around the Peak District. This will give you the opportunity to handle objects and try out our brand new web app.

All events are drop-in unless stated otherwise.

For more information email: buxton.museum@derbyshire.gov.uk 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.

Bronze Age Technology workshops

Saturday 4 or Sunday 5 March 2017, 10am to 4pm.

Dove Valley Centre
SK17 0PR

Experience bronze and copper casting with archaeologist and prehistory specialist James Dilley. You'll use moulds, a charcoal furnace and bellows to cast a replica Bronze Age artefact to take home with you. All tools, PPE and materials provided. Participants must be over 16 years old.

£50 per person, including lunch and refreshments, advance booking essential. To book tel: 01629 533540 during office hours. 

Exploring Ancient Landscapes

Saturday 25 March 2017, 10am to 4pm.

Losehill Hall
Hope Valley
S33 8WB

Have you ever wondered what the grassy lumps in the field are, why the hedge is where it is or what that old building was used for? Archaeologist and heritage interpreter Bill Bevan will help you identify and understand clues from the past that survive in the landscape.

We'll begin by looking and historic maps and then take a four and a half mile circular walk between Hope and Castleton.

This event is free, but advance booking is essential via Eventbrite (opens in a new window)

Please bring a packed lunch and something to drink during the walk.

Curious Cabinets

Thursday 16 February 2017 between 10am and noon and later between 1pm and 3pm.

Buxton Library
Kents Bank Road
SK17 9HW

Make your own cabinet of curiosity inspired by the handling collection and fill it with your own treasures and curious finds to make a portable personal museum.

Fabulous Fossils

Saturday 11 March 2017 between 10am to noon and later between 1pm and 3pm.

Poole's Cavern
Green Lane
SK17 9DH

Get hands on with some of our fantastic fossils - including plants, shark teeth and Derbyshire screws, explore the world before the dinosaurs and make and take your own fossil sea bed.

Normal admission charges apply for entry to Poole's Cavern.

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