Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
Discover the geology, archaeology and history of the Peak District in the ‘Wonders of the Peak Time Tunnel’ at this museum. The exhibition, featuring seven different time periods, takes visitors on a guided tour of Derbyshire’s history from the ‘Big Bang’ to the Victorian era.
Wander around the galleries and listen to the mysterious sounds of a prehistoric forest. You will also see and hear a bear in its Ice Age cave. You can even meet a mermaid and enjoy the clamour of a lively market place.
The museum is crammed with intriguing artefacts including trilobites, a fossilised wing of a dragonfly, the leg bone of a sabre-toothed cat, Roman coins and jewellery. You will also see furniture, scientific instruments, oriental ware, a fossil collection and many books.
This interesting museum always has something new to see and experience because of their ever-changing programme of exhibitions.
Extra information: William Boyd Dawkins was one of the first scientists to recognise the importance of geology and helped carry out a survey for a proposed Channel Tunnel in the 1880s.
Facilities: There are facilities for people with disabilities including toilet, ramps and chairlift. Staff are available to help. There is free short-term (40 minutes) parking on the road outside the museum. The Slopes and the Market Place pay-and-display car parks are a few minutes’ walk from the museum.
Opening Times: Tuesday to Friday: 9.30am to 5.30pm
Saturday: 9.30am to 5pm
Sundays and Bank Holidays (from Easter to
end of September): 10.30am to 5pm
Costs: Admission is free.
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For further information please visit: http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk