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Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Unfortunately due to the coronavirus outbreak we have closed Buxton Museum and Art Gallery until further notice. Staff can still be contacted and the museum will reopen as soon as it is considered safe to do so.

 A collection 360 million years in the making...


Visit Buxton Museum and Art Gallery to discover the archaeology, geology, art and history of the Peak District. There’s always something new to see in our changing programme of exhibitions, events and workshops.

What you can see at the museum

Wonders of the Peak - a journey through time and place, where you can explore Peak District lives and landscapes.

Boyd Dawkins Study - the recreated Victorian study of archaeologist and geologist William Boyd Dawkins, where you can discover more about local collectors and their collections.

A changing programme of exhibitions and displays by visiting artists and organisations or from our collections.

Opening times

  • Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm
  • Sundays and bank holidays (Easter to September only) from midday to 4pm

Visit our shop

We stock colourful minerals, fascinating fossils and bespoke gifts inspired by the collections. We also sell a range of local history and special interest books.

View our blog

Follow our blog to stay up to date with events, exhibitions and news at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, as well as behind the scenes exclusives.

Mailing list

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Contact us


Tel: 01629 533540

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
Terrace Road
SK17 6DA