Free teacher CPD - inspire your local history and geography teaching

Celebrating brilliant opportunities for learning using local heritage and Historic England’s Heritage School’s Programme.


Come along to this uplifting event and hear Derbyshire teachers talk about the the work their classes have done as part of Historic England’s Heritage Schools Programme.

Take away tips and practical activities that build your primary pupil’s geography and local history research skills, spark their love of history and deepen feelings of connection to the place they live.

Discover how heritage organisations can help support you deliver an enriching curriculum.

Enjoy delicious refreshments and conversation with other teachers in the beautiful surroundings of Buxton’s Victorian Pump Room.

Speakers include Sophie Conway from Harpur Hill Primary School, Netta Christie from Discover Buxton and Ismail Dale from Historic England’s Heritage Schools Programme.

Every teacher who attends will receive a free goody bag and be entered into a draw for a free class visit to the Buxton Crescent Experience. 


Friends of BCHT enjoy 10% off all tickets.

Buxton Crescent is accessible by wheelchair and fitted with accessible lift and toilet facilities. The Pump Room is one-level Assistance dogs are welcome in Buxton Crescent and the Pump Room. We are working hard on having hearing loops available before the end of 2024.

The Pump Room is fitted with an accessible toilet.

Buxton Crescent has male, female and accessible toilets.

The Pavilion Gardens have public toilet facilities, just 5 minutes walk away.

Dogs are very welcome in the Pump Room and we always have complimentary dog treats at the Visitor Information desk.

Assistance dogs are allowed in the Buxton Crescent Experience and in the Assembly Rooms.

A variety of hot, cold and alcoholic drinks are usually available during events in the Pump Room.

See our complete FAQ here.


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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.