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Buxton Museum & Art Gallery

Terrace Rd, Buxton SK17 6DA, UK

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About Buxton Museum & Art Gallery

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery focuses its collection on history, geology and archaeology primarily from the Peak District and Derbyshire. With over 1,200 objects on display, covering 360 million years of history. Geology: explore a time when sharks swam across the Peak District and when giant dragonflies rule the sky! Ice Age Animals.



Attractions near Buxton Museum & Art Gallery

The Pavilion Gardens0.35km from Buxton Museum & Art Gallery

The Pavilion Gardens is a beautiful, historic venue Set within twenty-three acres of magnificent, landscaped gardens and play areas, dating back to 1871 which superbly shows off the Victorian splendor of Buxton.  The unique personality and characteristics of this Grade II listed building also provides the ideal backdrop for private bookings and Pavilion Gardens offers comprehensive and bespoke packages for weddings and special occasions, conferences and meetings, festivals and events.

Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park1.15km from Buxton Museum & Art Gallery

This great carboniferous limestone cavern is one of the finest show caves in England and boasts many strange and wondrous formations and so more.  There has been Evidence of prehistoric life from the Neolithic and early Bronze ages have been found. It will be a new experience visiting this place.

Solomon’s Temple1.65km from Buxton Museum & Art Gallery

Solomon's Temple, also known as Grinlow Tower, is a Victorian folly near the spa metropolis of Buxton inside the Derbyshire Peak District.  The structure is a 20-foot-high, two-story tower built on top of a Bronze Age barrow, sitting on top of a ridge at a height of 440 meters above sea level.  The tower does not contain anything other than the staircase to the top. It is a Grade II listed building.

Errwood Reservoir4.83km from Buxton Museum & Art Gallery

Errwood Reservoir is a drinking-water reservoir in the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, close to the counties of Cheshire and Staffordshire.  It was situated in a naturally beautiful location and it provides drinking water for the town of Stockport and its surrounding areas, and it holds 4,215 million liters.

Ruin of Errwood Hall5.27km from Buxton Museum & Art Gallery

This once-magnificent country house, enjoying wonderful views over the picturesque Goyt Valley, is now just a sad pile of stones. It survived for less than 100 years. It was built around 1843 and demolished in 1934. Click on any of the posts below for information relating to the hall. I’ve managed to collect quite a few old photos showing the hall in all its former glory. The Hall still gets thousands of visitors every year, drawn to the mystique of the mansion in the woods.

Chee Dale6.23km from Buxton Museum & Art Gallery

Chee Dale is a steep-sided gorge on the River Wye near Buxton, Derbyshire. The majestic slopes and imposing crags of carboniferous limestone that form Chee Dale create a spectacular setting for a walk. The dale's ash woodlands have developed on the steep slopes and you will even notice some trees growing out of the cliff faces.

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Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. A substantial portion of the Peak District National Park lies within Derbyshire, containing the southern extremity of the Pennine range of hills which extend into the north of the county.