Buxton Museum and Art Gallery events


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

Due to our temporary closure from September 2016 to Spring 2017, we're taking our mobile museum to events and venues around the Peak District. This will give you the opportunity to handle objects and try out our brand new web app.

All events are drop-in unless stated otherwise.

For more information email: buxton.museum@derbyshire.gov.uk or tel: 01629 533540.

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

Exploring Ancient Landscapes

Saturday 25 March 2017, between 10am and 4pm.

Losehill Hall
Hope Valley
S33 8WB

Have you ever wondered what the grassy lumps in the field are, why the hedge is where it is or what that old building was used for? Archaeologist and heritage interpreter Bill Bevan will help you identify and understand clues from the past that survive in the landscape.

We'll begin by looking and historic maps and then take a four and a half mile circular walk between Hope and Castleton.

This event is free, but advance booking is essential via Eventbrite (opens in a new window)

Please bring a packed lunch and something to drink during the walk.

Family Fun: Peak Puppets

Wednesday 12 April 2017, between 11am and 3pm.

Green Man Gallery
Hardwick Square South
SK17 6PY

Make and take your own shadow puppets inspired by Peak District wildlife and perform your own play in the pop-up theatre, with local puppeteers Funny Wonders.

Family Fun: Eostre

Wednesday 19 April 2017, between 10.30am and 12.30pm and later between 1.30pm and 3.30pm.

Green Man Gallery
Hardwick Square South
SK17 6PY

From swamp monsters to intricate patterns, we'll use Saxon designs to inspire a set of pictures as big as people. Make and take home your own beautiful brooch or colourful cross as we celebrate the original Eostre holiday.

Family Fun: Timelines

Thursday 1 June 2017, between 10.30am and 12.30pm and later between 1.30pm and 3.30pm at Buxton Museum.

Become a time travelling detective and explore our new gallery, following tools, treasures and wild animals through the ages of the Peaks. We'll turn your discoveries into colourful timelines and friezes to unroll around a room.

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