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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.


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.

From the Land of the Great Spirit

Native American and First Nation material from the Derbyshire School Library Service

Tuesday 15 March to Sunday 7 August 2022

Our corridor exhibition showcases Native American and First Nation objects, including ritual feasting equipment, beadwork, headdresses, weapons and photographs. This is your last opportunity to see these objects before they are repatriated to indigenous communities in Canada and the US.

Tipping Points: Explorations in liminal landscapes

Sarah Keast.

Saturday 7 May to Sunday 17 July 2022.

Scottish artist Sarah Keast combines printing, painting and drawing. Her artwork incorporates landscape, geology, archaeology, and the natural world. For this exhibition at Buxton, Sarah has developed a body of work which responds to sense of place, the landscape of the Peaks and some of the finds in the museum collection.

Derbyshire Open exhibition

Saturday 25 June to Friday 2 September 2022.

Since 1982 the Derbyshire Open has attracted amateur and professional artists of all ages competing for a range of prizes and a place in the museum collection. Now in its 39th year, the resulting exhibition is the highlight of our summer programme.

Echoes: reverberations across millennia

Ann Bates.

Saturday 23 July to Saturday 8 October 2022.

Through design, process and materials Echoes illustrates a connection between the Neolithic and the 21st century revealing how ancient practices of honouring the dead can still be relevant today. Often a difficult subject to address, this exhibition aims to evoke thought, discussion and a greater awareness.

Workshops with the artist will be available during the exhibition period, see our social media for more details.

Applying to exhibit at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Our exhibition programme has been scheduled up until the end of 2024. We will be opening applications for 2025 on Tuesday 1 November 2022. The closing date for applications will be Friday 6 January 2023. To apply you need to fill in an online application form, this will be online from Tuesday 1 November 2022.

Please see the attached information sheet for further information. If you have any questions, email: buxton.museumexhibitions@derbyshire.gov.uk