Buxton Museum and Art Gallery visitor information
Make the most of a trip to Buxton by visiting the Museum and Art Gallery.
We’re delighted the Government has given us the green light to re-open and we’re working really hard behind the scenes to make this happen as soon as we can. We wish it was as simple as just opening the doors, but of course it isn’t. There’s a lot to do to make sure that when we do re-open, it’s safe for all our visitors and our staff, so we’re looking closely at the guidance and making sure we put all the necessary measures in place. It will take a little time.
As soon as we can we’ll let you know our proposed opening date, and information you’ll need about planning your visit and what to expect. And meanwhile we’ll continue to provide a variety of activities on the digital platforms.
It will be good to see you again.
Admission is free but donations are welcome.
The museum and art gallery is normally open:
- Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm
- Sundays and bank holidays (from Easter to September) from midday to 4pm
Museum staff may be able to help you identify archaeological, geological, art and local history objects. Valuations cannot be given. Charges apply for research enquiries. Please contact us to arrange an appointment.
Facilities and access
The museum has a ramped entrance, automatic doors and accessible toilets. There is a lift between the floors. Some toilets have baby changing facilities.
There are 6 computers with free internet access for public use.
The museum stocks a growing range of products inspired by our collections including books, fossils, minerals, postcards and souvenirs.
Many exhibiting artists have work for sale too.
All purchases support the work of the museum.
We do not sell or serve refreshments, but there are lots of places to eat and drink nearby.
Keeping in touch
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How to find us
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
There's a limited free short-term (40 minutes) parking on the road directly outside the museum.
Pay and display car parking is available near the museum (High Peak Borough Council - The Slopes and the Market Place).
Buses stop a few minutes away on Terrace Road and the Market Place.
The train station is 10 minutes walk from the museum.