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

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 NEW

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 NEW 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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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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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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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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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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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This art galley and museum are defiantly worth a visit when you visit Buxton. When we visited they had a really good exhibition by a local artist as well as a very interesting museum of local Derbyshire history. The only drawback is that they don't sell cards of there art. Nice art gallery and friendly staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

easy to find and very easy to ramble around and check out the artists work, I enjoyed the variety and the styles of the work on offer a pleasant way to spend a couple hours

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chocolatetiger66
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23 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The husband and I spent a good hour exploring this fascinating free museum on our first visit to Buxton. I loved all the stain glass windows and black marble. The staff were very helpful. The art exhibitions were good and the toilets clean. We will return with the grand kids as its set out nice and very educational

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