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Buxton Museum and Art Gallery events

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


All events are drop-in unless stated otherwise. See attached leaflets 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 or telephone 01629 533540.

Meet the experts

Free lunch time talks at 1pm on 10 to 13 July and 17 to 20 July 2018. No need to book, just drop in.

Tuesday 10 July 2018

Jane Ford, University of Sheffield - Here there be (sabre-toothed) tygers: Homotherium in Derbyshire.

Wednesday 11 July 2018

Martha Lawrence, Museums Sheffield - Thomas Bateman: the legacy of the ‘Barrow Knight’.

Thursday 12 July 2018

Joe Perry, Buxton Museum and Art Gallery - The Wonders of the Peak in 10 amazing objects.

Friday 13 July 2018

Sarah Coggrave, artist and researcher – Meet the Funduklians. Discover the connection between a family of Armenian immigrants and Buxton’s art collection.

Tuesday 17 July 2018

David Gelsthorpe, Manchester Museum - Marie Stopes: adventures in Manchester, Japan and Antarctica.

Wednesday 18 July 2018

Peter Ryder, historic buildings consultant - Swords and shears: medieval grave covers in Derbyshire.

Thursday 19 July 2018

Monica T Price, Oxford University Museum of Natural History - Stories in stone: polished stones and public buildings.

Friday 20 July 2018

Matthew Ponting, University of Liverpool - Roman metalwork from Poole’s Cavern: shrine or workshop?

Summer make and takes

Thursdays from 26 July to 30 August 2018

Drop in between 10am and noon for family-friendly art activities led by local artists and inspired by our collections of archaeology, geology, art and local history.

Free entry, but donations are welcome. Allow 30 minutes to take part.