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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

Gift Shop

The Pump Room Gift Shop has a selection of gorgeous gifts, local artisanal products, stationery, cards and souvenirs inspired by the Crescent and Buxton’s spa heritage.



Get personal, expert advice from our staff at the Tourist Information Desk. We’ll help you make the most of your Peak District journey.

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.