Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
Average visit time – 1-2 hours.
Things to do at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery review
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery is located in the heart of Buxton, Derbyshire. Their permanent galleries showcase 360 million years of the history of the area through archaeology, geology, art and local history.
There is a recreated study where you can find out about archaeologist Sir William Boys Dawkins and other collectors. You can expect to see locally found fossils, Ice Age animal bones and teeth. Plus painting, drawings and prints, some from local artists. Mineral collections including Blue John from Derbyshire and objects from the Derbyshire police collection plus so much more.
The Wonders of the Peak is their permanent exhibition with over 1,200 objects on display. There are 7 recreated environments to explore, complete with sounds and smells. You can wander in a prehistoric forest, see a bear in an Ice Age cave, crawl inside a Neolithic burial chamber and ‘meet’ a mermaid. They also host a changing programme of exhibitions throughout the year including visiting artists and groups plus displays from their own collection. The ‘Time Moves On’ audio tour will add another dimension to your visit.
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Important Information Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
Eating – There is no cafe however there are plenty of places in Buxton to purchase food and drinks.
Facilities in brief – Museum looking at local history with the Wonders of the peak which includes 7 recreated environments to explore. Plus an audio tour and more. There are toilets including an accessible toilet.
Entry price – *FREE
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE. The museum is free to visit. There may be a charge to park nearby.
Opening: Buxton museum is open almost all year round. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.
Information on accessibility – please contact the museum
Address: Terrace Rd, Buxton SK17 6DA, Derbyshire, England. Phone: 01629 533540
Category – Museum – Indoors – Suitable for all ages
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