Buxton Museum and Art Gallery events
We host a range of exciting events for all the family to enjoy.
All events are drop-in unless stated otherwise.
You can join our mailing list to be kept informed about the many events, exhibitions and workshops which we host throughout the year.
For more information tel: 01629 533540 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Fun: Timelines
Thursday 1 June 2017, between 10.30am and 12.30pm and later between 1.30pm and 3.30pm at Buxton Library.
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.
Stitching the Wars book launch
Wednesday 7 June 2017, 1pm to 3pm at Buxton Museum.
Celebrate the award winning 'Stitching the Wars' project and publication of the accompanying book. The story of a community that survived two world wars and harsh poverty, 'Stitching the Wars' is constructed from recollection, poetry and needlework.
Tile making workshop
Sunday 2 July 2017, 11am to 4pm at Dove Valley Centre, Longnor, SK17 0PR.
Inspired by medieval floor tiles, Ashford Black Marble inlays and plants from the Dove Valley, you'll make your own tiles with ceramicist Sue Blatherwick. They'll be fired and glazed for you to collect at a later date.
Free but advance booking is essential using Eventbrite (opens in a new window). Participants must be 16 years old or over. All materials and equipment are provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Meet the experts
Tuesday 11 to Sunday 16 July 2017 and Tuesday 18 to Sunday 23 July 2017 at 1pm.
Explore the museum and its collections more widely in these brief talks by heritage specialists from Derbyshire and beyond. Pick up a programme at the museum or at the Fringe box office.
This was the 2016 Fringe Awards winner for 'Best Other Events'.
Family Fun: summer make and takes
Thursday 27 July 2017 and 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 August 2017 from 10am until noon.
Drop in on Thursday mornings during the school holidays for free, fun family activities run by local artists.
Archaeology for the whole family
Sunday 30 July 2017, 11am to 4pm.
Enjoy hands-on activities with local archaeologist Catherine Parker Heath. Discover how to piece together the past, practice your object identification skills and dig for fantastic finds in the pop-up trenches.
Poetry workshop: Freedom
Thursday 28 September 2017, 2pm to 5pm at Buxton Library.
Be it the mass trespass, the right to roam or a walk in the landscape, Derbyshire poet Judy Brown will help you explore what freedom means for local people and places in your own poetry and inspired by museum objects. Her second book, Crowd Sensations (2016), is a Poetry Book Society recommendation.
Print making workshop
Saturday 7 October 2017, 11am to 4pm at Green Man Gallery, Hardwick Square South, Buxton, SK17 6PY
Spend a day with artist Maria Strutz, drawing inspiration from fossils, flowers and forms displayed in the museum and then experimenting with techniques to make your own relief print.
Free, but advance booking is essential using Eventbrite (opens in a new window). Participants must be 16 years old or over. All materials and equipment are provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Please note that participants should be aware that this workshop will be held in a room on the first floor, accessible only by two flights of stairs.
Family Fun: strange and spooky
Thursday 26 October 2017, 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm.
Bones, stones, mummies, skulls and skeletons. Get inspired by the weird and wonderful things in the museum and create your own Halloween decorations and delights in our half term make and take.
Thursday 21 December 2017, 11am to 1pm at Arbor Low, near Monyash, DE45 1JS.
Join Creeping Toad for winter stories as old as the hills in the glorious setting of Arbor Low henge monument. Bring an empty plastic bottle to make your own stone circle lantern. A hot drink will be provided on arrival and soup before departure.
Please note that Arbor Low is on private land and there is a £1 per adult entrance fee.
Winter solstice walk
Thursday 21 December 2017, 1pm to 3pm at Arbor Low, near Monyash, DE45 1JS.
Enjoy a guided walk around the 'Stonehenge of the north' with archaeologist and interpreter Bill Bevan, and discover more about this amazing prehistoric landscape. Soup will be provided on arrival and a hot drink before departure.
Arbor Low is on private land and there is a £1 per adult entrance fee.
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