Pump Room & Buxton Visitor Centre

The newly restored Pump Room is open and free to visit during the day. The magnificent Victorian Pump Room offers a fascinating insight into Buxton’s rich spa heritage. 

Buxton Visitor Centre and new Pump Room shop is here too: a source of inspiration and information for your visit to beautiful Buxton , the Peak District National Park and The  High Peak.

For evenings check out the wide ranging event programme. 

The Pump Room is also available to hire.

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Help Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust preserve and celebrate the heritage and future of the Crescent.

You are warmly invited to visit…

the elegant Victorian Pump Room, dedicated to Arnemetia The Goddess of Grove to take the thermal mineral waters and a trip into the past to find out more about this magnificent space and its history. Rising from 5,000 feet below ground the water is at a constant 28 degrees and has been enjoyed since Roman times. Visitors to the town, who would have 'taken the waters' include Mary Queen of Scots, Georgian aristocracy, eminent Victorians such as Darwin and the Wedgwood family. Then in later years by Vera Brittain and more recently by the many visitors to and performers at the Opera House and Buxton's renowned festivals.

The Pump Room Evening Events

Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust presents a programme of evening events featuring talks, music, cultural, artistic, family and educational events.

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Become a Friend of Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust or join the team of volunteers or support the project through a range of sponsorship and donation opportunities.

Our Evening Events Programme

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Available for free during Pump Room daily opening hours

Water Swallows

New Sonic Artwork for Buxton

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20 Nov 6pm

A Crash Course In The History of Buxton

Talk by Trevor Gilman

13 Nov 6pm

Artist to Artist Presentation & Networking Event


Free Introduction to Sound Design For Stage and Events

The Pump Room Tuesday 19 November 2pm – The Devonshire Dome or 6pm – The Pump Room

Free - Please book


Latest News

Water Swallows – new sonic artwork

Buxton is an ancient site of water. Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust have worked with artist Amy Sharrocks and BEAM to build a programme of work across the town and in conversation with local people. Water Swallows is a new sonic

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Water inspired Arts Council Programme

Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust are delighted to announce a programme of celebratory events for the community, visitors and local artists and musicians that will celebrate the town’s water. The Trust are working closely with artist Amy Sharrocks on an inspiring

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Pump Room Reopening Event

The official reopening of The Pump Room took place on Monday 24th June, the celebratory event was attended by over 80 guests including project partners, funders, sponsors, volunteers and representatives from local organisations and groups. A restored bust of the

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Partnership with University of Derby

Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust are developing a major partnership with the University of Derby. Professor Kathryn Mitchell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Derby, commented that “I am delighted to embark on this five year working partnership with the Buxton Crescent

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Regeneration Project Videos

"Buxton's thermal mineral water has inspired people for over 2,000 years. It was the Romans who first discovered the warm spring."
Duke of Devonshire
Patron - Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust

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Support The Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust with membership by becoming a Friend.


Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust are very grateful to our members, sponsors and partners.


The time, support and passion of our volunteers is greatly valued by the Heritage Trust.


Hire our stunning Pump Room from Spring 2019 or the Crescent's Assembly Room from Spring 2020.

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