Buxton Museum and Art Gallery events


Upcoming events

All our activities and events are free and drop-in unless otherwise stated. To keep up to date with the latest events, visit our blog or like Buxton Museum on Facebook.

Make and take

Join us on Thursday mornings during the school holidays for free craft activities inspired by the museum collections. Drop in between 10am and midday and allow up to 45 minutes to take part.

Baby group

Come along on the third Thursday of every month to our baby and toddler group. Meet other parents in a supportive environment and get advice from a local breastmates volunteer. Drop in between 10.30am and midday.

Hoards: a hidden history of ancient Britain

Saturday 13 April to Sunday 16 June 2019.

A British Museum and Salisbury Museum partnership exhibition.

This includes the following events (see also the attached flyer):

Finds day with Alastair Willis, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Finds Liaison Officer

Sunday 14 April, midday to 3.30pm

Bring along your archaeological finds to be identified and recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database.

Make and take: tricky treasure maps

Thursday 18 April, 10am to midday

Map your secret hiding place with local artist Sarah Males. Allow 45 minutes.

A golden day

Sunday 21 April, midday to 3.30pm

Make treasure with Creeping Toad, hide gold stones with High Peak Rocks, and discover how to help nature’s golden hoarders with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.

Make and take: here be dragons

Thursday 25 April, 10am to midday

Make a dragon hand puppet to guard your hoard with local artist Gordon Maclellan. Allow 45 minutes.

Dave the Moneyer

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April, midday to 3.30pm

Enjoy coin striking demonstrations from Dave of Grunal Moneta and his travelling mint.

Talk: Hoards and hordes – the Viking conquest and settlement of the East Midlands

Tuesday 30 April, 11am to midday

Join British Museum curator Gareth Williams to find out how archaeological discoveries combine with historical evidence and place-names to shape our understanding of the Viking presence in Derbyshire and surrounds.

Household finances

Thursday 2 May, midday to 4pm

Get information on handling household finances and managing debt from the money advisors at Citizens Advice Derbyshire District.

Treasure chests

Sunday 5 May, midday to 3.30pm

Make and take a treasure chest with local artist Creeping Toad. Allow 45 minutes.

Talk: Money talks – what hoards are trying to tell us

Tuesday 14 May, 2pm to 3pm

Join local curator and coin researcher Anja Rohde to discover the fascinating stories which can be revealed when we start to look closely at coins and hoards.

Grown up make and take: silk purses and sows ears

Wednesday 15 May, 10.30am to 12.30pm

Join local artist Sarah Males to make fabric and leather pouches, purses and pockets.

Giants, dragons and terrible traps

Sunday 26 May, midday to 3.30pm

Cartoonist Martin Olsson will help you draw your treasure and how you would keep it hidden! Allow 45 minutes.

Make and take: curious coins

Thursday 30 May, 10am to midday

Design your own coins with local artist Sarah Males. Who or what will you put on yours? Allow 45 minutes.

Silk purses and sow’s ears

Sunday 2 June, midday to 3.30pm

Make your own treasure bag with Creeping Toad, a special something to keep your coins in. Allow 45 minutes.

Household finances

Thursday 6 June, midday to 4pm

Get information on handling household finances and managing debt from the money advisors at Citizens Advice Derbyshire District.

Pottery pigs

Sunday 9 June, 11am to 4pm

Dove Valley Centre, Upper Whitle Farm, Longnor, SK17 0PR

Join local potter Sue Blatherwick to make your own ceramic piggy bank in this all day workshop. Free, please book online.

Talk: Talking torcs – the Leekfrith Hoard

Wednesday 12 June, 11am to midday

Join Teresa Gilmore, Finds Liaison Officer for Staffordshire & the West Midlands, to discover more about the Iron Age gold jewellery found in 2017 in the Staffordshire Moorlands.

Meet the experts

Tuesday 9 to Friday 12 July and Tuesday 16 to Friday 19 July 2019, at 1pm.

Drop in for free lunchtime talks by museum and heritage specialists from Derbyshire and beyond during Buxton Festival. You can pick up a programme at the museum, the Fringe box office or from our website.

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