Learning in Buxton

Buxton has a long and fascinating history – from prehistoric cave dwellers to Victorian hydrotherapists; Roman invaders to hardworking Limeburners. The Buxton Crescent and Pump Room is at the very centre of the town’s story, and ideally placed to bring learning to life for people of all ages. Thanks to the National Heritage Lottery Fund Resilient Heritage initiative, Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust has partnered with Buxton Museum and Art Gallery and Poole’s Cavern to develop a fantastic all-round Buxton learning experience.

Our learning workshops

Key Stage 1 & 2

BUXTON: Water and Well Women

Investigate the history of the famous Buxton Waters.

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Key Stage 1 & 2

Charlie Limeburner

Try your hand as a Georgian-era lime burner's apprentice

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Key Stage 2 & 3

Hoard Hunting: hidden histories

Get hands-on to uncover buried history at Buxton Museum

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Key Stage 1,2,3 & 4

Outreach Visits

Invite us to bring the learning to your school!

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Key Stage 2

Poxes, potions and the apothecary

Make your own curative creations with our Victorian Buxton apothecary

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Key Stage 2

Roman Buxton

Meet Roman characters and learn about their life in ancient Britain.

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Key Stage 1,2,3 & 4

Self-guided visits

Explore our stories under your own steam

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Key Stage 1,2,3 & 4

Spectacular Cave Tours

Explore a spectacular ancient cave system

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Sat 5th Sun 6th October

Fun Palaces

Help us create, craft and build our own Buxton Fun palaces.

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Practical information

Below are some useful documents to help you plan your visit. On confirming a booking with us we will email out copies of the below documents along with further information about each activity. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

LIFELONG LEARNING

We have a full programme of talks and presentations taking place throughout the year, which you can find more about at our events page.

We’re looking forward to welcoming groups for guided tours of the Pump Room from Spring 2019, and the Crescent Visitor Experience on its completion from late 2019.

There is a minimum charge of £60 for a one-hour tour, which can accommodate up to ten visitors at a time.

For more information please Contact Us or email learn@buxtoncrescenttrust.org or call 07881 406059 and we will check availability and send you a booking form via email.

FAMILY LEARNING

Starting at Easter 2019 we will be exploring the story of The Buxton Crescent with drop-in family activities at the  Buxton Pump Room. See the events page for dates, times and details – no need to book, just drop in!

For more information please Contact Us or email learn@buxtoncrescenttrust.org or call 07881 406059 and we will check availability and send you a booking form via email.

Scott Russell

Education Development Manager, Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust. "Hi. We're very excited to launch our new learning programme for Buxton in partnership with Poole's Cavern and Buxton Museum and Art Gallery. Our brochure has now been sent out to schools, and we'll be aiming to share it far and wide - you can download it by clicking on the link above. Fill out the contact form below if you'd like to subscribe to our Learning Newsletter - we'll send you very occasional updates, discounts, news and special offers."

Contact us

Please get in touch with us via the form below if you have any questions, would like a call back, or would like further information.

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