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The Pump Room
Tourist Information Centre & Shop
Buxton Visitor Centre
Welcome to Buxton’s Tourist Information Centre in the glorious marble-clad Victorian Pump Room. A perfect location to stop for a coffee, immerse yourself in Buxton’s history, and shop our handpicked selection of local artisanal goods. You can get expert advice tailored to you about unmissable experiences and the best places to visit in the Peaks from our staff at the Tourist Information desk.
Originally built in 1894 for visitors to socialise and take the water, the Pump Room is now Grade-ll Listed. Inside is the old marble well, where the pure mineral water emerges from the ground, and was served by Well-Attendants to visitors standing at the marble balustrade. Visitors today can still drink the water freely from the Lion’s Head Well in the Pump Room or from St Ann’s Well beside the Pump Room.
If you’re preparing a visit to the Peaks, get acquainted before you arrive: we have an online shop which includes a variety of books and maps etc
HISTORY OF THE PUMP ROOM
The Pump Room was originally built in 1894, designed by architect [Johnny Architect] and financed by the [Seventh?] Duke of Devonshire. It was the solution to overcrowding at the Natural Mineral Baths over the road.
Locals and visitors to Buxton could pay a penny and enjoy as much mineral water as they liked, served by the Well Women who would tend to the marble well.
Get personal, expert advice from our staff at the Tourist Information Desk. We’ll help you make the most of your Peak District journey.