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Friends of Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

The Friends of Buxton Museum and Art Gallery is an independent group. It supports the museum and runs interesting social events.


It was set up to:

  • involve people in the life of the museum
  • promote lifelong learning
  • encourage interest in science, art and history across all ages
  • raise funds for museum projects

The friends organise their own programme of talks and visits and members contribute to the smooth running of meetings.

Benefits of membership

  • free monthly talks by notable speakers followed by refreshments (guests pay £3 per talk)
  • occasional visits to places of interest
  • invitations to previews of the museum’s temporary art exhibitions
  • opportunities to volunteer with the museum and its collections

Programme of talks 2018 to 2019

26 October 2018

Forward is for Armed, Royal Observer Corps – David Skelton

23 November 2018

The west and the middle east, the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria in perspective – Gareth Howell

14 December 2018

From dog rose to artist and gallery owner, a road less travelled – Rachel Pinks

22 February 2018

Changing fashion in the antiques auction world – Vivienne Milburn

29 March 2019

Wildlife in the peak – Christine Gregory

26 April 2019

People, pot and plaster, 10 years of Castleton archaeology

31 May 2019

Russia and its history – Cathy McAteer

You can also check our events for up-to-date details of the next talk.

If you would like join, please download the membership form attached to this page. To have a form sent to you email: buxton.museum@derbyshire.gov.uk or tel: 01629 533540.