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Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

We’re delighted the Government has given us the green light to re-open and we’re working really hard behind the scenes to make this happen as soon as we can. We wish it was as simple as just opening the doors, but of course it isn’t. There’s a lot to do to make sure that when we do re-open, it’s safe for all our visitors and our staff, so we’re looking closely at the guidance and making sure we put all the necessary measures in place. It will take a little time.

As soon as we can we’ll let you know our proposed opening date, and information you’ll need about planning your visit and what to expect. And meanwhile we’ll continue to provide a variety of activities on the digital platforms.

It will be good to see you again.


Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

A collection 360 million years in the making...

Visit Buxton Museum and Art Gallery to discover the archaeology, geology, art and history of the Peak District. There's always something new to see in our changing programme of exhibitions, events and workshops.

What you can see at the museum

Wonders of the Peak - a journey through time and place, where you can explore Peak District lives and landscapes.

Boyd Dawkins Study - the recreated Victorian study of archaeologist and geologist William Boyd Dawkins, where you can discover more about local collectors and their collections.

A changing programme of exhibitions and displays by visiting artists and organisations or from our collections.

Opening times

  • Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm
  • Sundays and bank holidays (Easter to September only) from midday to 4pm

Visit our shop

We stock colourful minerals, fascinating fossils and bespoke gifts inspired by the collections. We also sell a range of local history and special interest books.

View 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

Keep up to date with what's happening at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery by joining our mailing list.

Join the Buxton Museum mailing list

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

Appeal for lockdown memories

We are 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 will look through the suggestions and make a selection to add to the museum’s permanent collections. Send your suggestions by email to buxton.museumcollections@derbyshire.gov.uk

Find out more about our appeal for lockdown memories.

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

email: buxton.museum@derbyshire.gov.uk

Tel: 01629 533540

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
Terrace Road
Buxton
Derbyshire
SK17 6DA