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Friends of Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

The Friends of Buxton Museum and Art Gallery is an independent group. It supports the museum and runs interesting social events.


It was set up to:

  • involve people in the life of the museum
  • promote lifelong learning
  • encourage interest in science, art and history across all ages
  • raise funds for museum projects

The friends organise their own programme of talks and visits and members contribute to the smooth running of meetings.

Benefits of membership

  • free monthly talks by notable speakers followed by refreshments (guests pay £3 per talk)
  • occasional visits to places of interest
  • invitations to previews of the museum’s temporary art exhibitions
  • opportunities to volunteer with the museum and its collections

Programme of talks 2019 to 2020

27 September 2019

Stephen Bailey – Old Roads of Derbyshire, Portway & Tracks

25 October 2019

David Skillen – Knitters, Nailers & Traitors, Belper in the Industrial Revolution

22 November 2019

Neil Spooner – Dark Matter & History of the Universe

20 December 2019

Gareth Howell – Napoleonic Wars

28 February 2020

Sue Woore – Monastic Granges of Derbyshire

27 March 2020

Sal Cave – Peticoat Pioneers, the Klondyke Gold Rush

24 April 2020

Ken Smith – Archaeology of the Peak

29 May 2020

Maggie Slingsby – Missing, Women in Art

Talks take place in Gallery 2 at 7pm. Guests £4

You can also check our events for up-to-date details of the next talk.

If you would like join, please download the membership form attached to this page. To have a form sent to you email: buxton.museum@derbyshire.gov.uk or tel: 01629 533540.