Pump Room & Buxton Visitor Centre

COVID-19 Announcement

After careful consideration and in the light of the need to prevent the spread of the COVID-19, the Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust has decided to close the Pump Room to the public until further notice. All our events are postponed or cancelled.

The High Peak Tourist Information Service will be delivered temporarily  by the staff via email and phone. Email enquiries will be answered as quickly as possible. For email address see below.

These measures are under constant review, as we respond to the developing situation and any Government advice. Your continued support and interest during these challenging times is greatly appreciated.

As soon as we can we look forward to welcoming you back to the Pump Room. Please do get in touch if you have any questions.

visitorinformation@buxtoncrescenttrust.org

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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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Wednesday 19th February

Half Term Puppet Shows

Join us at Buxton Museum to meet Porto the puppet, a Roman who dreams of settling in the Peaks!

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Thursday 20th February

Plotting the Pump Room

Help us map the Pump Room in ways it's (probably) never been mapped before!

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Wednesday 26th February

Solomon’s Temple, Grinlow Country Park and Poole’s Cavern

Talk by Simon Fussell

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Postponed until further notice

Life and Times of Buxton Museum

Talk by Ros Westwood MBE

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Postponed until further notice

History of the Pump Room and Rise of the Well Women

Talk by Louise Brook

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Latest News

Meet the new learning team

Over the next weeks and months, we’ll be sharing what you can learn when you visit us in Buxton.
First though, time to meet the team – our passionate and talented band of self-confessed history geeks, with a passion for learning.
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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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