Opening Times

Buxton Visitor Centre | The Pump Room

10:00am – 4:00pm daily

The Buxton Crescent Experience

Premium Guided Tour

Tours at 10:30am and 11:00am daily

Self-Guided Tour

Enter between 1:00pm – 3:00pm daily

Getting Here

Travelling to Buxton

Buxton train station is a 5 – 10 minute walk from The Pump Room and Crescent and operates a regular service from Manchester Piccadilly calling at all stations to Buxton. Macclesfield Station is 25 minutes drive away, which operates trains to London. For more information on available services and any service updates visit the Trainline and Northern Rail websites.

Buxton is served by bus routes to and from local cities, towns and villages. The main bus stops are located on the market place in Higher Buxton, a five minute walk from The Crescent and Pump Room.

High Peak Buses operate local bus services from Glossop, Stockport, Ashbourne, Derby, Manchester and Sheffield. The Skyline199 service operates until late 7 days a week, connecting Buxton with Stockport, Hazel Grove, New Mills and Disley. For details of times, fares and maps please see www.highpeakbuses.com.

Pay-and-display parking bays are close by near Buxton Opera House.

Town Centre Car Parks: Buxton Town Hall; Pavilion Gardens; The Springs Shopping Centre; Sylvan Coach Park.

Parking is free after 6pm.

Electric car charging is available at The Lee Wood Hotel and The Old Manse Guesthouse at the discretion of the guesthouse/hotel management.

Buxton is famous for its refreshingly invigorating weather. You can check the weather forecast for Buxton and the surrounding area via BuxtonWeather.co.uk and metoffice.gov.uk.

The Crescent represents the very centre of the town, so we’re within easy walking distance to other attractions, shopping, bars, restaurants and parking.

We’re just a scenic 10 minute walk from Buxton Station, Buxton Market Place, Buxton Opera House, The University of Derby Campus and The Springs Shopping Centre.

The Pump Room, The Crescent
Buxton, SK17 6BH
Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Frequently Asked Questions

Buxton train station is a 5 – 10 minute walk from The Pump Room and Crescent and operates a regular service from Manchester Piccadilly calling at all stations to Buxton. Macclesfield Station is 25 minutes drive away, which operates trains to London. For more information on available services and any service updates visit the Trainline and Northern Rail websites.

Buxton is served by bus routes to and from local cities, towns and villages. The main bus stops are located on the market place in Higher Buxton, a five minute walk from The Crescent and Pump Room.

High Peak Buses operate local bus services from Glossop, Stockport, Ashbourne, Derby, Manchester and Sheffield. The Skyline199 service operates until late 7 days a week, connecting Buxton with Stockport, Hazel Grove, New Mills and Disley. For details of times, fares and maps please see www.highpeakbuses.com.

Pay-and-display parking bays are close by near Buxton Opera House.

Town Centre Car Parks: Buxton Town Hall; Pavilion Gardens; The Springs Shopping Centre; Sylvan Coach Park.

Parking is free after 6pm.

Electric car charging is available at The Lee Wood Hotel and The Old Manse Guesthouse at the discretion of the guesthouse/hotel management.

Buxton is famous for its refreshingly invigorating weather. You can check the weather forecast for Buxton and the surrounding area via BuxtonWeather.co.uk and metoffice.gov.uk.

The Crescent represents the very centre of the town, so we’re within easy walking distance to other attractions, shopping, bars, restaurants and parking.

We’re just a scenic 10 minute walk from Buxton Station, Buxton Market Place, Buxton Opera House, The University of Derby Campus and The Springs Shopping Centre.

Accessibility

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The perfect introduction to Buxton and the Peak District. Step inside Buxton Crescent and bring the story of our Georgian spa heritage to life.

THE PUMP ROOM

The Pump Room is home to Buxton Visitor Centre, and we’ve got everything you need to make the most of Buxton and the Peak District. Take the waters of St. Ann’s Well, indulge in some retail therapy and plan your next moves while exploring the Peaks. We also host many events in the Pump Room – check what’s on when you visit.

The Pump Room is accessible by wheelchair and electric scooter, and the building is fitted with an accessible toilet.

BUXTON CRESCENT

The Crescent’s Assembly Rooms host a wide variety of cultural events and experiences – check our What’s On page to see what’s coming up.

For enquires about staying in the Ensana hotel or use of the Natural Mineral Baths, please refer to the Ensana Buxton Crescent Hotel website.

Buxton Crescent is accessible by wheelchair.

Family Visits

We offer lots for family visitors, and new events and activities are added all the time. The Buxton Visitor Centre is free to visit, and is a 'well' of knowledge about things to do both with us, and around Buxton. Families can book for the Buxton Crescent Visitor Experience which has something for all ages - ideal for those looking for a fun and playful journey through Buxton's history. For further details on special family events please check our Events page and subscribe to our mailing list.

Group Visits

Group discounts are available for parties with 16+ visitors. We offer a warm welcome and a range of options for fabulous heritage experiences at the Buxton Crescent and Pump Room Visitor Centre. We have packages available for groups to visit the Buxton Crescent Experience and Buxton Pump Room, which can be tailored to fit your group size, budget and timeframe. Among the options we can add to a standard tour include a private tasting of the Buxton Thermal Mineral Water, or an encounter with a historical character. Pre-booked groups are also welcome to attend evening events both in The Pump Room and Assembly Rooms. A range of talks and activities about the Crescent, its history, characters and the town’s spa history can be booked for your group - we're happy to travel to you, or arrange online sessions. Click below to get in touch with our team and discuss your requirements and create a great visit.

Keep in touch

Our mailing list is the best way to stay up-to-date with us. We send out a seasonal newsletter with info on all our upcoming events and activities, and we can keep you updated when adding new dates for sold-out events. We never bombard your inbox and you’re in control of what communication you receive from us.

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.