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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.

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.


It is with regret that Buxton Museum and Art Gallery is currently closed to the public because of the coronavirus outbreak. The museum will reopen as soon as it is considered safe to do so.

Aa a result of this, a number of exhibitions have had to be cancelled or rescheduled. We will assess the situation again in June with regard the exhibitions planned for later in the year.

How to apply for an exhibition

We welcome applications from all artists, whether emerging or well-established, to show their work in our galleries. Please see our leaflet attached to this page for more information on how we select exhibitions and how to apply.

We plan our exhibition programme over a year in advance. 

Contact us with any enquiries related to exhibitions, email: or tel: 01629 533540.

Join our mailing list

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

Exhibition programme

Between Two Worlds

When the museum re-opens you will still be able to see Between Two Worlds, which was enthusiastically reviewed in the early spring. We will announce a closing date when we have clearer information.

Tipping Points - explorations in liminal landscapes - Sarah Keast

This will be resceduled potentially for 2022.

38th Derbyshire Open

The 38th Derbyshire Open exhibition has been cancelled. We are sorry to disappoint the artists, visitors and people who buy work from this show, but it will back next year.

Echoes: reverberations across millennia Ann Bates

This exhibition will be resceduled potentially for 2022.

Brian Nolan - A Retrospective

Saturday 12 September to Saturday 21 November 2020.

This exhibition celebrates the work of Brian Nolan (1931 to 2019), from his early days in Manchester to painting the Peak District landscape. Brian painted outdoor, in all seasons, walking from his home in Hayfield to observe the world around him.

Hidden Depths - Ten Plus Textiles

Saturday 3 October to Saturday 28 November 2020.

Ten Plus Textiles artists come together in their exploration of Buxton, its natural history, legends and architecture, using decorative surface stitching to create unique, contemporary artworks.

Preview on Saturday 3 October 2020 from 2pm to 4pm. Meet the artist to be confirmed.

Artwork 2020 - Buxton Community School and St Thomas More Catholic School

Artwork 2020 has been cancelled. We are sorry to disappoint the students, their families and  visitors and people, but we will continue to work with Buxton Community School and St Thomas More Catholic School and look forward to their exhibition next year

Geoff Archer - recent paintings

Saturday 5 December 2020 to Saturday 13 February 2021.

The car has always been a potent symbol of modernity, especially in America; the abandoned car seems a particularly poignant indicator of change times.

Here Geoff explores the survival of the old and outdated, past and present, growth and decay.

Preview on 5 December 2020 from 2pm to 4pm.

Meet the artist on Saturday 19 December 2020 from 2pm to 4pm and Saturday 16 January 2021 from 2pm to 4pm.