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The Themes are a great way to dive into the Wonders of the Peak collection and to understand how it is organised.
Passing on traditional folk tales from around the Peak District
In addition to the two examples above, there are 9 more Themes to explore.
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Buxton Museum & Art Gallery
The Wonders out in the landscape are linked to the Wonders of the Peak exhibits in Buxton Museum & Art Gallery. The Museum is a great place to start your trip to the Peak District.
If you spend long enough in Buxton, sooner or later someone will tell you that “lawn tennis championships started in Buxton.” The truth is slightly murkier but the town did once see a lot of balls being knocked about and contributed to the founding of the sport. A local resident and member of both Buxton […]
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