Wonders of the Peak

Growling bear at Buxton Museum

Visit the award winning 'Wonders of the Peak' gallery, journeying through time from the Big Bang to the Victorians. 


Seven environments are recreated complete with sounds and smells:

  • wander into the prehistoric forest
  • see the bear in its Ice Age cave
  • crawl inside the Neolithic burial chamber
  • salute the Roman soldier
  • 'meet' a mermaid.       

Here you will find evidence of many wonderful creatures such as trilobites and dragonflies, sharks and sabre tooth cats and evidence of many people who previously walked over these hills. 

Our audio tour 'Time Moves On' will provide another dimension to your visit.

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