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Exhibitions at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

A busy programme of temporary exhibitions takes place throughout the year in our temporary exhibition galleries. The museum currently has 2 permanent exhibitions: The Wonders of the Peak, and the Boyd Dawkins Study.

painting by Ingrid Karlsson-Kemp

Most artists hold previews for their exhibitions and you are invited to join them. You can also join the mailing list for invitations. Artists often sell their work - providing you with an excellent opportunity to buy contemporary pictures, sculpture and craft.

Between Two Worlds

This exhibition explores the art created during the tumultuous period of the 20th century when communities and artists were affected by war and persecution. Colonial governments deprived communities of the cultural identity. In the turmoil of Europe, artists were persecuted, interned and displaced. Even within the open-minded art world, they still faced discrimination and prejudice.

Between Two Worlds continues until Saturday 6 February 2021.

Stories of Hidden Treasure from the Peak District’s Past

In 2019 photographer Nick Lockett was commissioned to produce an exhibition to accompany the British Museum’s touring exhibition Hoards: a hidden history of Ancient Britain. Here, once again, are the photographs and the micro-stories which you enjoyed. This commission was made possible by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Stories of Hidden Treasure from the Peak District’s Past continues to Saturday 26 November 2020.

Coming soon

The exhibition programme has been reviewed. We've rescheduled most of the exhibitions for later in 2021 and 2022.

Geoff Archer – Recent Paintings

Saturday 5 December 2020 to Saturday 20 March 2021.

Brian Nolan – A Retrospective

Saturday 13 February to Sunday 13 June 2021.

Apply to stage an exhibition at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Applications are now open for the opportunity to exhibit at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery in 2022. 

Please read the guidance information before using our online form to apply. The deadline for applications is 12 noon Friday 26th February 2021.

Apply to stage an exhibition at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery