The Buxton Crescent Heritage Experience
The Buxton Crescent Experience
In a town whose history is shaped by water, The Buxton Crescent Experience is a boutique attraction that reveals the story of a special spa town, the renowned water and recent restoration of the Crescent building.
For centuries Buxton has been a place where people have sought the water cure and within this Grade I listed building you will encounter visitors from a period spanning more than 10,000 years who have travelled to the town to drink and bathe in our thermal mineral water.
You will take a virtual reality flight above the town during its Georgian heyday and rub shoulders with the regency high society at a glamorous ball before having your ailments cured by our 18th century apothecary.
Follow rainwater on a 5,000 year journey through the Peak District hills and find out why it emerges warm from the natural springs beneath the Crescent, you can even bottle some straight from source and take it home with you!
The Buxton Crescent Experience is the perfect choice for families, the interactive elements will keep children amused and educated while history buffs can dig deeper into the story of the town.
The premium tour is a 90-minute exclusive experience hosted by a knowledgeable and friendly guide to enhance your visit. Limited to a maximum of eight people your host will answer questions as you delve into the history of the town and explore why this wonderful building came to stand here.
The tour finishes in the Grade II listed Pump Room where you will be given souvenir glass melandra bottle to ‘take the water’ from the historic Lion’s Head Well.
With a General Admission ticket you can explore the Experience at your own pace making the most of the interactive features or simply feel the history as you walk from room to room following in the footsteps of Dukes and Duchesses.
Group Visits and lifelong learning
We welcome all sorts of groups for guided tours of the Buxton Crescent Experience and Pump Room so please get in touch with us to find out more.
We have a full programme of talks and presentations taking place throughout the year, which you can find more about at our events page.