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Make the most of Buxton and the Peak District
at the Pump Room and the Buxton Crescent Experience.

Opening Times

Buxton Visitor Centre | The Pump Room

10:00am-4:00pm every day

The Buxton Crescent Experience – Premium Guided Tour

Tours at 10:30am & 11:00am every day

The Buxton Crescent Experience – Self-Guided

Enter between 1:00pm-3:00pm every day

Getting Here

The Pump Room

The Crescent

Buxton SK17 6BH

The Buxton Crescent Experience

The perfect introduction to Buxton and the Peak District- Nine themed rooms bring the story of Buxton’s Victorian and Georgian spa heritage to life.

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

What's On

We have a busy year-round programme of both free and paid-for events with lots to get involved in – 

Click below to see what’s on when you visit.

Recent Highlights

Pitter Patter: Play Together

Friday 30th June

Taiji Calligraphy
The works of
Dr Li Kangying

Sunday 9th July
Tuesday 11th July
10.30am - 4pm daily

Fotheringhay: Mary Queen of Scots

Thursday 6th July & Friday 14th July

Tourist Information

The Grade-II Listed Victorian Pump Room is the home of Buxton Visitor Centre. It’s the perfect place to grab a coffee, soak in the history of our town and plan your next moves while exploring the Peak District.

Latest News

We Are Hiring: Programme & Events Manager

WE ARE HIRING: Programme And Events Manager Please see the attached document for our complete recruitment pack. We are keen to hear from applicants with Event Management experience, particularly in a heritage or museum environment.  Your focus will be on successfully

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Pump Room available to Community Groups

Does your community group need a venue? Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust are excited to announce that, in a project part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, we can now offer a free space for use by

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Get Involved

There’s plenty of ways to get involved with us.

Volunteer with us, become a member of our Friends program, or make a donation to support our work and help preserve the special buildings we look after.

Our mission is to educate the public about Buxton, the Crescent, the waters, and the many who came to Buxton throughout history to be a part of it.
Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust


Our dedicated Learning Team facilitate many free and paid experiences. From family crafts in the Crescent’s glorious Assembly Rooms to bespoke interactive workshops for school children and beyond – see how we can facilitate an exciting and educational day out.

Supported and sponsored by

Our visitor experience...

tells the stories of Buxton, The Crescent, its famous water and the many people who came to seek its cure. Click here to read more.

Our Premium Guided Tours set off in the morning, where you can dive deep into the rich history of our area aided by our warm and wonderful hosts.

For those who prefer to discover at their own pace, the Experience opens to Self-Guided visitors at 1pm.

Large group? Or a sensory tour during quiet times? Please contact us and we can help get that arranged.