Buxton Museum & Art Gallery are pleased to bring you more details about ‘Buxton Shops’ and ‘Buxton in Objects’, two digital trails developed by Buxton Museum & Art Gallery.
‘Buxton Shops’ takes a stroll down memory lane, using archive photographs and the voices of local people to explore how the shops and buildings have changed.
‘Buxton in Objects’ takes in some of the town’s spa heritage, exploring the history through museum objects and an audio guide, voiced by Derbyshire Museums Manager, Ros Westwood.
See below for details of our pilot events where you can join the team to try out the trails and let us know what you think. You can join us for one or both trails, the choice is yours.
To book your place, simply let us know the date and times of the sessions you’d like to attend at CITL@derbyshire.gov.uk.
When: Saturday 1st and Wednesday 5th March
Morning sessions are ‘Buxton Shops’, running 10:00am-12:00 noon
Afternoon sessions are ‘Buxton in Objects’, running 1:00pm-3:00pm
How much will it cost?: Nothing! Furthermore, complimentary refreshments will be provided at the museum during question and feedback sessions.
Participants are responsible for their own travel costs in travelling to and from the Crescent and the museum at the start/end of the session.
What you will need: Wear warm, waterproof clothes and sensible footwear. Bring a smartphone or tablet if you are able, but please ensure you happy to use it outside and that it can access mobile internet. You should also make sure you’ve read and understood our disclaimer below*. We will send you a link through which you can access the trail, closer to the time.
If you don’t own suitable technology, members of the team will be on hand with demonstration devices to take you through the tour and to let you have a go.
Plan for each day:
10:00am – Meet by the Pump House, opposite the Crescent
10:15am – Testing out the app along Spring Gardens
11:30am – Head to Buxton Museum & Art Gallery- refreshments followed by questions and feedback session
Buxton in Objects
1:00pm – Meet by the Pump House, opposite the Crescent
1:15pm – Head to the Pavilion Gardens and test out the trail
2:30pm – Head to Buxton Museum & Art Gallery – refreshments followed by questions and feedback session
*Digital Pilots Disclaimer:
Participants should be aware that use of a smartphone or tablet device in the landscape is at their own risk. Participants should also ensure they understand the tariffs or limits of their mobile data plan before taking part. Buxton Museum & Art Gallery cannot accept any responsibility for damage or costs incurred through the use of these devices in the landscape.