Pop-up puppet performances

Join us at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery for these free and fun puppet shows.

Free (donations welcome)
Buxton Museum Wednesday 19th Feb 10.30-1pm Family friendly

Half Term Puppet Shows

In this immersive and interactive puppetry and storytelling performance you will meet and work with characters from Roman Britain.

With two 30-minute puppet shows at 11am and 12pm, and hands-on activities happening in between, it's a great chance to learn about Buxton in Roman times.

Imagine it is the 2nd century in the Peak District and our Roman soldier is about to retire from the 3rd Cohort Bracara Augusta. He is planning to use his savings go in to business with his best friend, a local Corieltavi tribe member and popular local jeweller.

But they’ve lost their hoard, and need help with some ‘get rich quick’ ideas to raise money fast. Perhaps a pottery repair studio, jewellery design shop, or a spot of gaming with knucklebones? Can you help them?

If you have any questions, access requirements or requests, we’d be happy to help. Please call 07881 40 60 59
or email learn@buxtoncrescenttrust.org

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Terrace Road


SK17 6DA

01629 533540

Practical information

Wednesday 19th February 2020

10.30am - 11am Roman games and crafts (make and take a brilliant brooch!) 11am-11.30am Porto the Puppet performance 11.30am - 12pm Roman games and crafts (make and take a brilliant brooch!) 12pm-12.30pm Porto the Puppet performance 12.30am - 1pm Roman games and crafts (make and take a brilliant brooch!)


Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund these activities are free, but a donation for the museum would be welcome (if you are able).

Suitable for

People of all ages - 1 to 100 years (children must be supervised by an adult) Not just for families, there's something for everyone.


No need to book - just come along. Please get in touch if you're planning on bringing a group along, so we can manage space. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


Contact us

Please complete the form below if you have an enquiry. We'll reply as soon as possible, usually no more than 48 hours after receipt. If you'd prefer to email or call direct please contact us on learn@buxtoncrescenttrust.org or 07929 316270


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