Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery focuses its collection on history, geology and archaeology primarily from the Peak District and Derbyshire.[1][2][3]

Buxton Museum & Art Gallery
LocationBuxton, Derbyshire
WebsiteMuseum website

The museum is located at Terrace Road, Buxton, England. The museum opens Tuesday to Saturday all year round and from Easter to the end of September is also open on Sunday and Bank Holiday afternoons. Admission is free. The building was erected in 1880 and originally served as the Peak Hydropathic Hotel. During the First World War, the Red Cross used it to care for wounded Canadian soldiers. The Buxton Free Public Library & Museum moved into the building in 1928, leaving the Town Hall.[4]

Permanent collections

The museum's permanent collections include:

Amongst the minerals are Blue John, carved limestone, local specimens, and cave deposits. In 2006, Buxton Museum purchased a rare collection of decorative Ashford Black Marble wares, together with tools used to work the stone collection left by John Michael Tomlinson.[5] Other collections relating to Derbyshire, also managed from Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, include a Derbyshire Police Collection.

The museum's permanent galleries include the recreated Boyd Dawkins Study and the ‘Wonders of the Peak’ gallery. Dawkins bequeathed to the Museum a complete Victorian study containing his furniture, scientific instruments, books, Oriental ware and fossil collection. The ‘Wonders of the Peak’ gallery was redesigned and relaunched in September 2017. It explores Peak District history from the Lower Carboniferous to the present day. There are also two temporary exhibition galleries displaying a changing programme of work by visiting artists or drawn from the museum's own collections.

See also


  1. Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, Culture 24, UK.
  2. Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, Derbyshire County Council, UK.
  3. Buxton Museum and Art Gallery Archived 2010-12-30 at the Wayback Machine, Buxton Online.
  4. "Welcome to Buxton Museum & Art Gallery, 2012 pamphlet published by the museum.
  5. "Rare Ashford Black Marble Returns To Buxton Museum". Culture244. Retrieved 24 February 2011.

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