Group Visits

There's a lot we can do for groups of 16+ people.

Group visits to the Buxton Crescent Experience

We welcome groups to the Buxton Crescent Experience with a range of tours to suit your needs.

Our interactive tours are hosted by knowledgeable and friendly guides who help visitors to delve into the fascinating hidden histories of the town, hear in-depth stories and discover how the town and the wonderful Crescent building came to exist.

Self Guided tours are also available for groups wanting to explore at their own pace.

You’ll learn about the history of the area and the Crescent, explore the culture of Georgian Buxton, experience a hot-air balloon ride in virtual reality, and have your ailments cured by an 18th century apothecary. The experience concludes following rainwater on a 5000-year journey through the Peak District hills before it emerges at a constant 27.5°C at the thermal springs beneath your feet…

BCHT Groups Brochure

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Visit Buxton Brochure

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Frequently Asked Questions

The water emerges at a constant 27.5° Celsius year round. Buxton’s water is the second warmest in Britain, after Bath’s.

The Natural Mineral Baths are operated by the Ensana Buxton Crescent Hotel – please refer to their website for inquiries related to spa treatments.

Dogs are very welcome in the Pump Room and we always have complimentary dog treats at the Visitor Information desk.

Assistance dogs are allowed in the Buxton Crescent Experience and in the Assembly Rooms.

Refer to the Visit Peak District website for up-to-date information on local hotels and guesthouses.

The Pump Room is fitted with an accessible toilet.

Buxton Crescent has male, female and accessible toilets.

The Pavilion Gardens have public toilet facilities, just a minute’s walk away.

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Keep In Touch

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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.