Mobile Museum

The museum doors may be closed, but we’re going on tour!

Photo 10-09-2016, 13 24 10.jpg

The Mobile Museum at Buxton Opera House, September 2016

Look out for us at the events below where you’ll be able to see and handle real museum objects, and discover more about the history of Derbyshire and the Peak District. Find out what the new museum might took like, and how you can try one of our new digital tours on your phone or tablet.

E-mail us on for more information, or call 01629 533540.

Ilam Hall – Wednesday 26 October

The Mobile Museum will be joining artist and storyteller, Creeping Toad, in exploring the spooky world of bones. Handle some bones and fossils from our own collections.

Pavilion Gardens – Thursday 27 October

Drop-in and see us at the Pavilion Pictures Big Draw Event. Who knows what art our collections might inspire? We’ll also be creating some special digital content for those who want to take a mobile tour of the gardens.

High Peak Junction – Saturday & Sunday, 29 – 30 October

We’re visiting High Peak Junction for Discovery Days. Discover some of the hidden history of the area – can you spot some of our Pictures in the Landscape? You can also download a mobile tour before you visit to try out at the weekend.

Poole’s Cavern – Saturday 5 November

Whether or not you’re taking part in our flint-knapping workshops (book here), you can still get your hands on some of stone tools in our handling collection. We’ll also be creating a digital tour around Grin Low Country Park which will be available to download and bring with you to try out.

Buxton Market – Saturday 19 November

Find us at our stall at Buxton Market – we’re even bring the museum shop!

Buxton Christmas Market – Saturday 3 December

Look out for our festival stall at Buxton Market – perfect for Christmas shopping!

Pavilion Gardens – Saturday 10 December

Look out for us in the gardens at the Christmas Fair and discover some festival local history. Find out how to download our new web app and try a digital tour.

Arbor Low – Saturday 21 December

Brave the Derbyshire winter and join us at Arbor Low for the Winter Solstice. See and handle real prehistoric artefacts. We’ll be joined by storyteller, Creeping Toad, for stories and crafts in the morning. From 1pm interpreter Bill Bevan will conducting a tour of the monuments. PLEASE NOTE – There is a £1 charge to access the monument.