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The year is 110 AD, Trajan is emperor of Rome, Britain is well within the grip of the Roman Empire. In the Peak District the Romans flock to the small town of Aquae Arnemetiae, now modern Buxton, for the healing quality of its natural springs. On the outskirts a small farmstead is thriving on the limestone scarp of Staden.
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Pick from our set of Themes that bring together different Wonders.
Start your search at an address or location on a map.
Start from one of our many museum objects.
The Themes are a great way to dive into the Wonders of the Peak collection and to understand how it is organised.
Facts and narratives that include objects and other features discovered in the ground!
In addition to the two examples above, there are 10 more Themes to explore.
You might find that some of the Themes have corresponding spaces within the Museum where you can see a selection of related objects in one place.
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Find Wonders in the wild
Use the Pocket Wonders mobile app to track down Wonders outdoors in Buxton and the Peak District. Your phone or tablet will help you uncover something new each time you step outside.
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Dig through the layers of the landscape to reveal archaeology then save the objects to your personalised museum collection.
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Schools of the Peak - Museum Challenge
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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.
Originally posted on Derbyshire Record Office:
Our crowdfunding campaign for packaging the objects from our Franklin collection has reached its £1000 target! A huge thank you to everyone who has donated – your support is much appreciated. The Franklin objects have made us realise that we have other fabulous, exciting – and sometimes downright strange…
This post is from Buxton Museum and Art Gallery