A Taste of the Peak District

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    This is a successful attempt to provide an interesting museum experience that will interest parents and their children. The award winning ‘Wonders of the Peak’ permanent exhibition takes you on a trip through time from the Big Bang to the Victorians (there is a complete Victorian study bequeathed by Boyd Dawkins an eminent archaeologist). You can wander through a prehistoric forest, crawl into a Bronze Age burial chamber or see a bear in its Ice Age cave. Sights, sounds and smells abound.

    There are art exhibitions and various workshops throughout the year including ‘Time Detectives’ and ‘Romans in Derbyshire’ for primary schools (booking essential). The museum shop sells educational books, games, fossils, rock and mineral specimens as well as the usual cards and postcards. There is a good collection of unusual gifts.

    There are facilities for the disabled including toilet, ramps and stairlift. Staff are available to assist where necessary.

    The ground floor is free of charge but there is a small admission fee to the upper floors. The musuem also deals with enquires about geology, art, archaeology and local history (not valuations). The museum is open Tuesday to Friday from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm, it closes at 5 pm on Saturdays. From Easter to the end of September, it is also open on Sundays and Bank holidays from 10.30 am to 5 pm.

    Terrace Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6DA

    Tel 01298 24658



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    The Old Hall Hotel, Buxton is reputed to be the oldest hotel in England, one time host to Mary Queen of Scots. Perfectly located opposite the Pavilion Gardens (23 acres parkland) & Opera House. It has even been mentioned by the writer Daniel Defoe in 1727 as being “a very special place” ... more details and online booking.

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