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Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Terrace Road, Buxton SK17 6DA, England
01629 533540
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Ranked #7 of 12 Attractions in Buxton
Type: Art Museums
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English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Set near to the Town hall, this is a lovely free museum. There is a mixture of art and artefacts. My young boys enjoyed dressing as Romans and following a trail. You could easily wile away an hour here.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

On the way to Buxton from London we stopped at an Inn called BULL I'TH'THORN which was built 10 Century ago. Pub food was good , portion very large and price reasonably . My husband and I stayed in a hotel called THE OLD HaLL . Queen Mary of Scotland stayed here when she visited Buxton in the 16 Century... More

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Gloucestershire, UK
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9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great little museum in the heart of Buxton. Lots to capture the imagination if children. They particularly loved dressing up as Romans, using the microscopes to study items, building the bone skeleton and finding the bear in the cave.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is a great little museum and art gallery in the middle of town so no excuse for not popping in on your way to the park. Lots of interesting local finds on display clearly linked to the development of the town especially from pre-history and the Roman occupation. Very child friendly. Helpful staff(thanks Ben) and a small shop to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Popped into Buxton museum on a trip back to see the folks. Great paintings! Staff were really helpful, particularly the tall, skinny chap who looks like he is in Scooby Doo or Doctor Who or combination thereof; very handsome man!

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Wakefield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

A super place for the whole family. Interesting exhibits and all for free. Excellent staff who were happy to chat to children about the museum and its exhibits. Well worth a visit.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Small but well thought out, this museum is free to enter and worth climbing the hill for! Plenty of exhibits. Keep you busy for a couple of hours.

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Plymouth
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Before we discovered this treasure trove we were feeling very disappointed with our visit to Buxton. (The recession still bites deep here and it shows). As we made our slightly breathless entrance to the Museum, we were greeted warmly and made to feel very welcome. We were given a succinct explanation of what was on display and then left to... More

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Looe, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Lots of old photo's of how Buxton used to be, a very prosperous town many years ago, lots of big old buildings. Some sadly ie: the crescent and pump room have fell in the disrepair, and seem to be getting neglected. These are in the heart of the town.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were astonished by this museum. Buxton is only a small Derbyshire town yet it has this little gem tucked away. We called in to escape some rain but ended up spending a good two hours in there and returned for more. Do include it in your itinerary.

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