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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.

With over 1,200 objects on display plus a changing exhibition programme, there's always something amazing to discover.

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Tom Gates Mega Museum Challenge

We have signed up to take part in the Tom Gates Mega Museum Challenge which has been set up by Kids in Museums.

The free activity pack will be available at the museum from 18 October until 31 December 2022.

Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm, last admission 4pm.

Sundays (Easter to end of September): 12pm to 4pm, last admission 3.30pm.

Bank holidays: 12pm to 4pm, last admission 3.30pm.

Christmas and New Year opening times

  • 24 December 2022: 10am to 1pm. Last admission: 12.30pm
  • 25 December to 27 December 2022: closed
  • 28 December to 30 December 2022: 10am to 5pm. Last admission: 4pm
  • 31 December 2022: 10am to 4pm. Last admission: 3pm
  • 1 January 2023 to 2 January 2023: closed
  • 3 January 2023 onwards: opening times as usual

Facilities and access

The following facilities are available in the museum:

  • we're wheelchair accessible (there's step-free access, automatic doors, and a lift to the first floor)
  • gender-neutral toilets including an accessible toilet
  • baby changing facility
  • seating available throughout the museum
  • free wifi

The nearest Changing Places toilet is in Pavilion Gardens

View a more detailed guide in the accessibility guide for Buxton Museum.

If you are worried about the museum being too busy or noisy, please contact us before your visit so we can advise.

We aim to make your visit as enjoyable as we can. We're always looking for suggestions on improvements we can make, so please contact us with any ideas.


You can take your buggy anywhere in the museum. We have a lift to take you to the first floor. If you prefer to leave your buggy, you can leave it in the foyer.


We don't have a picnic area or a café, but there are lots of cafés a short walk away. We're opposite The Slopes (a public park) which is a good place to have a picnic depending on the weather.


You can take photos for non-commercial purposes. We love it when our visitors share their photos on our social media channels so feel free to snap away for personal use.

Baby feeding

We have signed up to the Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme and breastfeeding and bottle feeding is welcome anywhere in the museum.

Cloakroom and storage

We have an area in the foyer where coats and bags can be stored. These 'lockers' cannot be locked and anything left there, is at the owner's risk.


We don't have our own car park. There is free on-street parking outside the museum (limited to 40 minutes) and we are opposite the Buxton Town Hall pay-and-display car park. There are 15 disabled car parking spaces here.

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. We sell a superb selection of pocket money favourites, educational toys and a unique range of products inspired by our collections. You can buy some of these at our online shop.

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.

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Contact us


Tel: 01629 533540

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
Terrace Road
SK17 6DA