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Buxton Pump Room Talk – The Derbyshire Grand Tour with Anna Rhodes

Buxton Pump Room Talk: The Derbyshire Grand Tour

With Anna Rhodes (Buxton Museum and Art Gallery)

Buxton Pump Room Talk: The Derbyshire Grand Tour:An exploration of manuscript journals

Join Anna Rhodes for a romp through eighteenth-century Derbyshire.

We’ll be following in the footsteps of Georgian tourists; marvelling at the picturesque scenes in Dovedale and Matlock Bath, judging the interiors and gardens at Chatsworth and having eerie and death-defying experiences at Peak Cavern.

Along the way, there’ll be geological wonders, unscrupulous tour guides and atrocious roads.

Anna is a curator at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery. Her research focuses on unpublished travel journals and sketchbooks of Derbyshire, exploring eighteenth-century tourism and the picturesque. She has been awarded a curatorial fellowship to the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven and is currently in receipt of an Art Fund award, to purchase eighteenth-century watercolours for the collection at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery.

Picnickers in Dovedale, by John Nixon (1750-1818)
Picnickers in Dovedale, by John Nixon (1750-1818)

This talk will take place in the Buxton Pump Room, opposite the Buxton Crescent. The Crescent Buxton SK17 6BH The entrance for the talk will be at the right hand door of the Pump Room. There is level access. For more details please email hello@buxtoncrescenttrust.org Call: 01298 214577

Covid Safety

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Wednesday 9th February 2022 Doors open at 6.30pm Talk starts at 7pm sharp The talk will last around 45 minutes, and there will be time for questions and discussion at the end.


£10 full price adult tickets £9 concessions* £8 friends of Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust Tickets are for unreserved seats. *65+, Full time student, in receipt of benefits (please bring proof of concession on the evening).


The Buxton Pump Room is accessible by wheelchair over a small ramp at the door. For more information about venue accessibility, please visit our Accessibility Page We will do our best to make the presentation accessible to all guests. Please let us know in advance if you have any specific access needs we can cater for, such as having a large print copy of the presentation notes.

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