Visitor information

Make the most of a trip to Buxton by visiting the Museum and Art Gallery.  

Temporary closure

The museum is closed from 5 September 2016 until Tuesday 6 June 2017.

The Wonders of the Peak

From 4 January 2016 the Wonders of the Peak gallery will be closed for redevelopment, reopening in June 2017. Meanwhile we'll be offering the opportunity to meet the team, help develop the new gallery, and take part in events and activities. Check our what's on guide or join our mailing list to find out how you can get involved.



Internet access

We have six computers with free access to the internet

Access for disabled people

There are facilities for people with disabilities including toilet, ramps and a chairlift. Staff can help.


There is free short-term (40 minutes) parking on the road outside the museum. The Slopes and the Market Place pay-and-display car parks are a few minutes' walk from the museum.

Mailing lists

If you would like to be placed on one or more of our mailing lists (to receive future What's On leaflets, exhibition preview invitations, children's event information or adults' event information) please fill in our mailing list form.

Social media

Why not follow us on Twitter (opens in a new window) or like us on Facebook (opens in a new window) for news, events and behind-the-scenes content.

Friends of Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

The Friends hold monthly talks about art, archaeology, geology and local history and organise visits to places of interest. New Friends are always welcome - please visit our Friends page for more information.


We do not serve refreshments but there are many cafes and restaurants within a short distance of the museum.

Museum shop

We stock colourful minerals, fascinating fossils and gift items made from decorative stones as well as local history and special interest books. Many of the art exhibitions include works for sale.

Enquiry services

We deal with enquiries and identifications relating to geological, archaeological, art and local history objects. We cannot give valuations.