Wonders of the Peak is our main, permanent exhibition at Buxton Museum & Art Gallery - 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 rules the sky! Ice Age Animals: See the massive power of the cave lion's hind leg and the deadly teeth of the scimitar-toothed cats. Archaeology: From pre-historic tools, to Roman jewellery, from Saxon silver to medieval coins - see what generations of the Peak District people have left behind. Art: Admire the beauty of Blue John and visit the largest collection of Ashford Black Marble on public display, and a changing display of art works in both our art galleries. The Boyd Dawkins Study: Home to a mermaid and more - an Edwardian study, commemoration the many people who have given objects to the museum, particularly two scientists, Sir William Boyd Dawkins and Dr J Wilfrid Jackson.
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- Disabled toilets
Booking & Payment Details
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Children welcome
- Facilities for educational visits
- Gift shop
- Smoking not allowed
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Map & Directions
The museum is opposite the Town Hall and The Slopes car park at the top of Terrace Road. Buses stop a few minutes away on Terrace Road and the Market Place. Buxton Train Station is 10 minutes walk away. Pay and display car parking is available opposite the museum at The Slopes car park.
Facilities and access: The museum has a ramped entrance, automatic doors and accessible toilets with bay changing facilities. There is a lift between floors.