Buxton Museum and Art Gallery is situated in the culturally vibrant town. This community museum where admission is FREE, tells the story of the Peak District in the main gallery, The Wonders of the Peak – 360million years in the making. Filled with geology, archaeology, history and visual art objects, these artefacts are certain to inspire everyone. The two exhibition galleries are offered to artists for temporary exhibitions of art, photography, textiles, sculpture and more. Programming is planned at least 18 months in advance. Go to www.derbyshire.gov.uk/buxton-museum/temporary-exhibitions to find out more. The museums’ own collections also provide resources for regular exhibitions. Highlights of the year include the annual Derbyshire Open Art Competition and exhibition in July to September (selection in June) and Artwork sources from the examination work from students at local schools. The museum works closely with many artists to help deliver collection interpretation, commissioning new work and supporting a range of participatory workshops. For more information about the museum go to buxtonmuseumandartgallery.wordpress.com and to enjoy the collections from the comfort of your armchair go to www.wonderofthepeak.org.uk and www.depictingderbyshire.uk
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