Half Term: Plotting the Pump Room

Help us map the Pump Room and its surroundings by exploring sites, sounds, smells and sensations.

Free (donations welcome)
Buxton Pump Room Thursday 20th Feb 10.30-1pm Family friendly

Half Term: Plotting the Pump Room

This is our chance to do something which (we think) has never been done before. Help us build a map of the senses at the Pump Room.

Which is the smelliest part of the building? Is it hot or cold, damp or dry? If the Pump Room was food, what would it taste like?

Collect your sensory trail map and instructions before using your eyes, ears, noses, and fingers to explore and chart what you find.

This is first day of a new archive for Buxton, with you the visitors being the collectors and curators.

Be in with a chance to win a free family ticket (Up to two adults and 3 children) to the new Buxton Crescent Visitor Experience, simply take a picture of your group and your map work and upload it to social media with the hashtag #BuxtonCrescent #smellfie to enter the prize draw! Winners will be announced on Friday 21st February!

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

The Pump Room

The Crescent


SK17 6BH

01298 338441

Practical information

Thursday 20th February 2020

10.30am - 1.30pm Pick up a trail map and explore the Pump Room in your teams. Allow 30 minutes for the activity. Don't forget to take a fun and creative #smellfie to enter the prize draw.


Thanks to funding from the Arts Council as part of the 'Sensory Buxton' project these activities are free. However, if you are able, and have enjoyed the activity, a donation to the Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust would be welcome.

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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