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Buxton Museum and Art Gallery events

We host a range of exciting events for all the family to enjoy.


Bear drawing copyright of Martin Olsson
Bear drawing copyright of Martin Olsson

All events are drop-in unless stated otherwise. See the leaflet attached to this page for details.

You can join our mailing list to be kept informed about the many events, exhibitions and workshops which we host throughout the year.

For more information email: buxton.museum@derbyshire.gov.uk or tel: 01629 533540.

Upcoming events

All our activities and events are free and drop-in unless otherwise stated.

If you use social media, you can keep up to date by liking Buxton Museum on Facebook.

Summer family events - all in honour of the Buxton bear's 30th birthday!

Thursday 1 August 2019 - What does bear wear?

Bear themed mask making with artist Sarah Males. Free, drop in from 10am to midday.

Thursday 8 August 2019 - Bear finger puppets

Finger puppet fun with artist Tracy Barlow. Free, drop in from 10am to midday.

Thursday 15 August 2019 - A bear-day

Buxton Bear themed crafts with artist Creeping Toad. Free, drop in from 10am to midday.

Thursday 22 August 2019 - Where does bear go?

Make a museum adventure trail for bear to follow, with artist Sarah Males. Free, drop in from 10am to midday.

Saturday 24 August 2019 - Becoming bears

Make a bear puppet or mask with artist Creeping Toad. Free, drop in from 1pm to 4pm.

Sunday 25 August 2019 - Bear-day party!

Play games and earn a bear badge at the Teddy Bear's Picnic with artist Creeping Toad. Free, drop in from midday to 3pm.

Thursday 29 August 2019 - Bear's birthday: goody-bags

Decorate your own bear's birthday goody bag with artist Tracy Barlow. Free, drop in from 10am to midday.