Find artistic responses to the landscapes of the Peak District and Derbyshire
Saxon Ruins in Bakewell
Now a bustling and picturesque market town, Bakewell was founded during the Anglo-Saxon period, and its church houses several ruins from this time including two incredible Saxon crosses amongst other treasures!
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Browse the Wonders
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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.
Content relating to, or inside, the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site
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.
Build a museum
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
Use this challenge to upload and share your school's work; from stories and articles, to photography and artwork.
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.
It is a very intimate thing, hearing someone read. A ‘live’ audiobook that goes straight through your ear and into your brain. And your heart. This cosy art form is one of life’s quiet pleasures. Next Friday, a wonderful young actress called Sarah Day will be reading my story and you’re welcome to come along. […]
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