Visitor Information

The Pump Room has served Buxton for 130 years.

Buxton Visitor Centre in the Pump Room

Surrounded on all sides by the Peak District National Park, Buxton is a natural base camp for visitors to the Peaks.

Buxton Visitor Centre operates from the Grade-II Listed Victorian Pump Room – a historic building purpose-built in 1894 for visitors to “take the waters”.

Our shop is stocked with lots of artisanal and locally sourced gifts, souvenirs and refreshments, as well as helpful OS maps and books.

Our dedicated staff have a wealth of knowledge concerning transport and activities and are always on hand to help you find hidden gems and make amazing memories – call, email, or visit us directly.



Things to see and do in Buxton

You can pick up your FREE Town Guide from us in the Pump Room, which includes information regarding a huge range of activities in Buxton and beyond.

For online resources, check and

Things to see and do in the Peak District is the great resource with lots of information about Peak District-wide activities.

Get your free Peak District Map in the Pump Room.

Derbyshire Discount

We’ve teamed up with some of the Peak District’s top attractions to offer reciprocal discounts, so you can enjoy a big Derbyshire Day Out!

Frequently Asked Questions

The water emerges at a constant 27.5° Celsius year round. Buxton’s water is the second warmest in Britain, after Bath’s.

The Natural Mineral Baths are operated by the Ensana Buxton Crescent Hotel – please refer to their website for inquiries related to spa treatments.

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.

Refer to the Visit Peak District website for up-to-date information on local hotels and guesthouses.

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 a minute’s walk away.

Keep in touch

Our mailing list is the best way to stay up-to-date with us. We send out a seasonal newsletter with info on all our upcoming events and activities, and we can keep you updated when adding new dates for sold-out events. We never bombard your inbox and you’re in control of what communication you receive from us.

"Buxton's thermal mineral water has inspired people for over 2,000 years. It was the Romans who first discovered the warm spring."
The Duke of Devonshire
Patron - Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust

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.