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Plan Your Visit

The Buxton Crescent Visitor Experience

An immersive and interactive journey through nine rooms in the Buxton Crescent, which tells the stories of the Building, the town, and the historic characters who came here for the wonderful water. Open for pre-booked small-group tours Monday to Sunday. To find out more and to book tickets follow the link below.

The Assembly Rooms

Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust run a varied programme of open days and events that celebrate our Georgian heritage and the town's spa history. For more details of special events please visit our 'What's On' page

The Buxton Visitor Centre at The Pump Room

The town's Visitor Information Centre is located opposite The Crescent in the heart of Buxton. A natural starting-point for your visit to the town, it's a place to find inspiration, information and ideas for great experiences in the town, Peak District and High Peak. The Pump Room itself is also a stunning building, and an important part of Buxton's rich spa heritage.

Opening Times​

Buxton Visitor Centre

Buxton Crescent Visitor Experience

How to find us

The Buxton Crescent and Buxton Visitor Centre at the Pump Room are in the centre of Buxton, Derbyshire set in the stunning Peak District National Park. Buxton is within an hours scenic drive of Manchester, Sheffield, Derby, Stoke on Trent and Nottingham. Even for those travellers coming from further afield, we're well worth the visit!


The Crescent and The Pump Room The Crescent Buxton Derbyshire SK17 6BH

Located in the centre of Buxton

within easy walking distance of other attractions, shopping, bars, restaurants and parking. They are within 10 minutes walk from Buxton Station, Buxton Market Place, Buxton Opera House, The University of Derby Campus and The Springs Shopping Centre.


Pay and Display Parking bays are by Buxton Opera House. Town Centre Car Parks: Buxton Town Hall Pavilion Gardens The Springs Shopping Centre 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.

Public Transport

Visiting by Train

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. For more information on available services and any service updates visit the Trainline and Northern Rail websites.


Buxton is famous for its refreshingly invigorating weather. You can check the weather forecast for buxton and the surrounding area at the links below.

Visiting by Bus

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.

Other bus Timetables are available from: 


If you have any other questions, or would like to contact us in advance of your visit please contact us: visitorinformation@buxtoncrescenttrust.org or telephone 01298 214577.

Visitors with mobility impairments 

The Pump Room is accessible by wheelchair and electric scooter. The Buxton Crescent Visitor Experience will be accessible by wheelchair, there is a lift in the Crescent providing access to the Cellar spaces.  Accessible Derbyshire have further details and advice on access in the town and county www.accessiblederbyshire.org

Visitors with visual impairments

Assistance dogs are welcome in the Pump Room and Buxton Crescent Heritage Experience. Please contact a member of the Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust team if you have any special requirements.

Large Print Requirements

Please contact a member of the Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust team if you have any special requirements.

Hearing Impairments

We are working on having induction loops installed in The Visitor Centre at the Pump Room as soon as possible.

COVID-19 Measures

We are dedicated to ensuring the safety of visitors, customers and staff.  The team have worked hard to make condititions safe, secure and enjoyable so that The Buxton Visitor Centre is still a great place to visit.
Here is some information about the measures we have put in place to make our venues ‘Good to Go’.

Physical distancing measures

We have increased signage, installed screens, cleared away furniture, introduced a one-way system and limited capacity.

Cleaning and sanitising

We have introduced stringent cleaning measures and ask visitors to sanitise their hands on arrival.

Staff Health Checks

All staff will be asked for an update on their health on arrival and will stay at home if displaying any COVID-19 symptons.

Face coverings

Following government guidance, where possible face coverings must be used while inside our venues.

Contactless purchases

We ask customers to make purchases with card payments (ideally contactless if you have it) as much as possible.

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

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 Visitor 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 as soon as the events programme restarts later in 2021. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some common Crescent questions

The Crescent Experience, Hotel and Spa opened in October 2020.

Pay and Display Parking bays are located on The Square by Buxton Opera House.
Free Parking is available after 6pm.

Town Centre Car Parks:

  • Buxton Town Hall
  • Pavilion Gardens
  • Spring Gardens Shopping Centre

The innovative visitor experience located on the ground floor and in cellar spaces of The Crescent  tells the story of this remarkable building, it’s restoration, and fascinating characters. Visitors can also discover more about the town’s spa heritage and famous liquid asset.
Tickets for the Experience can be purchased from our website www.buxtoncrescentexperience.com or from the Buxton Visitor Centre in The Pump Room.

The Trust is a registered charity that has been established to preserve the stunning Crescent buildings and to create and operate an inspiring visitor experience in The Crescent and Visitor Centre in The Pump Room. Their is be a year round programme of events, Friends and volunteer programme.  The Trust is run by people who are passionate about the Crescent, our heritage and the area. For further details on our charitable aims, fundraising and trustees please visit www.buxtoncrescenttrust.org

You could become a Friend of Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust. As a Friend you will receive invitations to special events and offers in The Pump Room and Visitor Experience. Your membership will help us to achieve our aspirational aims.
We also have a volunteer programme,  here your time and skills are extremely valuable to the Trust. We have interesting volunteering opportunities including support at a wide range of events in The Pump Room and magnificent Assembly Room, research, fundraising and administration.
Local businesses and Corporations can also benefit from becoming involved with our events programme, fundraising campaigns and sponsorship opportunities.
For further details please email Visitorinformation@buxtoncrescenttrust.org of phone: 01298214577

By joining our database you can keep up to date with news, events, the Trust’s plans and opportunities to support us or get involved. Subscribe Here

Sign up to our mailing list

We would love to keep in touch with you. To be among the first to find out about the opening of our experiences, forthcoming events, and other opportunities to get involved, you really want to be registered on our mailing list.  You can do so by completing the short form here.

Our Photography Policy

Photographs may be taken for personal use, but photography intended for commercial or editorial use strictly requires a licensing agreement. Many of the historic images displayed by Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust have been licensed specifically by their respective owners.

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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.