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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Lunar Men: Maria Whatton and Sarah Matthews
Friday 8 May 2015
Tickets: £5.00 available from Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, any Derbyshire Library or book online at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/festival
Join us for a performance of stories and music inspired by the extraordinary characters of the Lunar Society - a group of dynamic eighteenth century inventors, experimenters and philosophers which included Joseph Wright, Erasmus Darwin and John Whitehurst.
Their story is interwoven with exquisite and comic folk tales, combining Maria's eloquent storytelling and Sarah's rich musicianship and singing.
Bangles and Beads with Penny Kill
Sunday 18 May, 2pm-4pm
Get creative with paper and glue and make some paper jewellery. For children aged 7 years+ (accompanied by a parent or carer). FREE but please book places at the museum or any Derbyshire Library or online at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/festival. A Derbyshire Literature Festival event.
The Lost Castles of Buxton
Wednesday 27 May, 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm
Join artists from Stone and Water to build the secret places of old Buxton, from castles to cathedrals and dungeons to towers, in a series of pop-ups and make puppet knights, princesses and wizards to live in them.
Buxton Family Festival
Saturday 1 to Sunday 16 August 2015
We are taking part in this town-wide festival - see our website for details of our activities and links to everything that's happening.
Summer Family Activities
Wednesdays 29 July, 5, 12, 19, 26 August and 2 September 2015, 10am-12pm
Join us every Wednesday morning during the school summer holidays for fun family activities. No need to book - drop-in and stay as long or as little as you like. See our website nearer the time for details of each week's event.
Tuesday 27 October 2015, 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm
Create a string of landscape-inspired bunting using tissue, decorative papers, ink and printing blocks giving a unique finish. A Big Draw event.
Lantern Making Workshop
Saturday 14 November 2015, 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm
Make your own lantern for the Buxton Christmas Lights Switch On event and be part of the magical procession around the Pavilion Gardens on Friday 20 November 2015.
Through Your Eyes
Saturdays 14, 21, 28 November and 5, 12, 19 December 2015, 1pm-4pm
Join the Past Lives Project team and take part in heritage activities related to the exhibition.
Saturday 12 December 2015, 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
Enjoy some glittery Christmas crafts and meet Santa, who'll be giving out presents. Cost £5 per child - tickets must be bought in advance (available from 10 November 2015).