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Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

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Address: Terrace Road, Buxton SK17 6DA, England
Phone Number: 01629 533540
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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Tue - Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Fascinating Art exhibition and museum

Loved the Derbyshire Open exhibition of local art....especially the children's work on show. It was fun deciding and voting on my favourite piece. The museum crams a lot into a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Leicestershire, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I come from Buxton and visit the museum regularly. I really enjoy the big bear and all the paintings. I am very fond of all the little gems and that in the reception area and really enjoy it when they do their activity days which takes place on a Wednesday in the summer holidays. Over all its a good museum... More 

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Leicestershire, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Loved the Derbyshire Open exhibition of local art....especially the children's work on show. It was fun deciding and voting on my favourite piece. The museum crams a lot into a small space, and has lots of informative stuff about local geology, history etc. But beware the Cave Bear...really made me jump!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Liked the art - both local artists and a special collection. The history of the area and linked artefacts were well laid out and interesting. Just one complaint that the collection in the first room was not labelled in "the scientist's study".

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I've visited the art gallery in the past, but not the Museum. This weekend I took my grandchildren and asked them to indulge me while I spent ten minutes viewing the Derbyshire Open art exhibition. They also enjoyed the exhibition then asked to go round the Museum. Delighted to see them using the "find it and draw it" question sheets,... More 

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Worth popping in at the moment for the Derbyshire Open art exhibition. The Museum is free and worth a visit.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We travelled to Buxton specifically to view the fantastic architecture and witness first hand the Victorian experiences of a beautiful Spa Town. The town is lovely with plenty of nice restaurants and quite handy for the train station. we would love to return and leave the car at home; we will travel by train on our next visit.

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

In this day and age not many things are free and when they are it's usually because they are not worth visiting but Buxton Museum is both free and worth visiting. It's not big but the exhibits are both of excellent quality and really well presented. It's just the right size for children as they can travel through time from... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

For a free museum, this is fairly decent. Lots of effort has been put into the displays, and there's plenty of interactive things to engage with. We enjoyed seeing the unusual Feejee Mermaid which was more human than the usual simian design, so if you're a fan of all things odd it's definitely worth visiting if you are in town.... More 

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Horsham, West Sussex
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Visited on a very wet and cold morning (well what did we expect at the end of May)! The staff were very friendly and helpful. The museum is quite small but has an interesting display taking the visitor through the history of the surrounding area. There were 2 art exhibitions on when we visited, one of which seemed to me... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Helpful friendly staff, nice little museum to spend an hour, not so impressed with the art gallery, but then I do not understand blobs of colour splattered on canvass pretending to be art

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Additional Information about Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Address: Terrace Road, Buxton SK17 6DA, England
Phone Number: 01629 533540
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Buxton
Open Hours:
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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