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Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Visit Buxton Museum and Art Gallery to discover the archaeology, geology, art and history of the Peak District.

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Admission is free.

We have new exhibitions for you to see, as well as measures to keep everyone safe.

Keep updated by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm.

Last admissions: 4pm.


We host a changing programme of events inspired by our collections of archaeology, geology, art and local history. Upcoming events include:

  • bronze smithing with James Dilley on Saturday, 2 October 2021 at 10am
  • getting serious with smartphone photography with Chris Gilbert on Saturday, 16 October 2021 at 10am
  • ceramic workshop with ceramicist with Sue Blatherwick on Saturday, 16 October 2021 at 10am
  • linocut workshop with Liz Wellby on Saturday 23 October 2021 at 10am and Saturday 6 November 2021 at 10am
  • painting with acrylics with Martin Olsson on Saturday 30 October 2021 at 10am
  • festive willow weaving workshop with Rachel Evans on Saturday 13 November 2021 at 10am

Find out more and book a place at an event.

Current exhibitions

As well as the amazing permanent collections about the Peak District, 360 million years in the making, you can also enjoy our exhibitions.


The shop is open to customers.

Visit our blog

Follow our blog to stay up to date with events, exhibitions and news at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, as well as behind the scenes exclusives.

Mailing list

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Simply fill in the form with your details so we can contact you with our latest news and events.

Appeal for lockdown memories

We're looking to collect stories, experiences and objects relating to everyday life in Buxton during lockdown for COVID-19 and the weeks afterward. We want to create a historical record to show people in the future what it was like living in Buxton during this extraordinary time.

We're looking for people to send us suggestions of what they think should be added to our collections. We'll look through the suggestions and make a selection to add to the museum's permanent collections. Send your suggestions by email to

Digital audience survey

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery are carrying out a survey to better understand who our digital audiences are and how digital audiences are engaging with arts and culture online, more generally.

The survey should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete and your help will enable us to evaluate the impact of our digital work and help us understand how people's consumption of online arts and culture have been changed by COVID-19.

Anything you tell us will be kept confidential, is anonymous and will only be used for research purposes. The information you provide will be held by ourselves and the Audience Agency, who are running the survey on our behalf. In compliance with GDPR, your data will be stored securely and will only be used for the purposes it was given.

Complete the digital audience survey

Contact us


Tel: 01629 533540

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
Terrace Road
SK17 6DA