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Assembly Rooms Open Access

Come and join us in the Assembly Rooms any time between 11am and 4pm and see where the 5th Duke of Devonshire arranged for lavish balls to be held in the 18th Century. 

The room is considered to be the last, and best, of Carr’s great rooms with the decorative ceiling plasterwork heavily influenced by the work of Robert Adam, its five sets of mahogany doors inlaid with rosewood and its two marble fire pieces. By the middle of the 19th century, times had changed, the fashionable set had moved on and the balls in Buxton came to an end and the room was then used as a hotel dining room and, more recently, as the Buxtons’ reference library until 1992.

Come and get a sneak peak at its splendour, as we look forward to it being used for dancing once again, following its restoration as a ballroom for the Ensana Buxton Hotel and as part of a programme of events being planned by the Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust.

 
At 11am & 2pm Netta Christie from Discover Buxton Tours will be present in the Assembly Rooms to share her wealth of knowledge about the historical  happenings that took place under that magnificent ceiling. 

 

Drop In - Donations Welcome

Where we are

Assembly Rooms Crescent Buxton SK17 6BH Call: 01298214577 What three words: ///fountain.escorting.shout

Times

Thursday 15th September 11am - 4pm

Toilets

If you are visiting the Assembly Room there is a toilet available for use - please ask a member of staff for assistance.

Any Questions?

If you need to know more, or have a question, please feel free to get in touch...

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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.