20 Best Museums and Art Galleries In Buxton Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Museums and Art Galleries In Buxton

We've rounded up the best museums and art galleries in Buxton in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 129 Buxton museums and art galleries to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including tourist attractions. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the museums and art galleries we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Outside view of Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

  • Buxton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery provides and interesting, fun, and free way to learn about the Peak District through a number of permanent collections...

Outside view of Bakewell Old House Museum

Bakewell Old House Museum

  • Bakewell
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Bakewell Old House museum is a quirky Tudor house with big rooms and dark corners to explore. Follow the RAT trail from room to room and discover ama...

Outside view of Congleton Museum

Congleton Museum

  • Congleton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Congleton Museum tells the fascinating story of the area from prehistoric times, through the English Civil War, and the heyday of the textile industr...

Exhibition room at Hat Works in Stockport

Hat Works Museum of Hatting

  • Stockport
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Come try on hats from all eras of history, see which suits you best. You never know, might find a stylish hat and learn something new. Join your tour...

Tour guide at Air Raid Shelters in Stockport

Air Raid Shelters

  • Stockport
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Air Raid Shelters Stockport, gives you and the kids the opportunity to come and experience life as it was during a 'black out' in wartime Britain, su...

Sunset at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre in Macclesfield

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Macclesfield
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Jodrell Bank is a fun day out for all the family. Within the Planet Pavilion you will find the Cafe with outside terrace which offers fantastic views...

Crich Tramway Village

Crich Tramway Village4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Crich
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Go back in time with Crich Tramway Village in Derbyshire and take a ride on a vintage tram, running alongside a period street, and climbing up a mile...

Outside view of Weston Park Sheffield

Weston Park Sheffield

  • Sheffield
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Weston Park is a place where you can ‘wind the kids up and release' as this is a family friendly museum with four different Family Trails to follow o...

Ruins at Peak District Lead Mining Museum in Matlock

Peak District Lead Mining Museum

  • Matlock
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Peak District Lead Mining Museum gives you a great chance to explore the fascinating history of the lead mining industry in Derbyshire, and of the fa...

Emirates airplane at The Runway Visitor Park in Altrincham

The Runway Visitor Park

  • Altrincham
  • Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Runway Visitor Park is a fantastic trip for kids fascinated by flight, with raised viewing mounds offering a clear 180 degree view over the airfi...

Kids playing on computers at Portland Basin Museum in Ashton-under-Lyne

Portland Basin Museum4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Ashton-under-Lyne
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Portland Basin Museum is housed within the restored nineteenth century Ashton Canal Warehouse in Ashton-under-Lyne. The museum combines a lively mode...

Outside view of Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet in Sheffield

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

  • Sheffield
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Abbeydale Works was once the largest water-powered industrial site on the River Sheaf: a dedicated place of highly skilled metal working from 1697 to...

Outside view of Sir Richard Arkwrights Masson Mills in Bath

Sir Richard Arkwrights Masson Mills

  • Matlock Bath
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Sir Richard Arkwrights Masson Mills allows you to step back in time, from the moment you ‘clock in' with your entrance tickets and experience t...

A pottery teapot at the Dudson Museum

Dudson Museum

  • Hanley
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

If you’ve got little pottery enthusiasts, then Dudson Museum in Hanley is a must-do. The museum itself is in a bottle oven, so you’ll get to step in...

Outside view of Elizabeth Gaskells House in Manchester

Elizabeth Gaskells House

  • Manchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Elizabeth Gaskell's House is still a place for all the family even 150 years later! You'll stand on the same doorstep as many of her famous friends,...

Gallery at Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Stoke on Trent

Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

  • Stoke on Trent
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Travel back in time and discover the history of the Potteries and of Staffordshire. See the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found on display,...

Outside view of Weston Park Museum in Sheffield

Weston Park Museum

  • Sheffield
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Weston Park Museum boasts extensive collections in many areas including social, natural and global history, with a wealth of permanent and temporary...

Outside view of The Manchester Museum

The Manchester Museum

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Manchester Museum was the winner of the Lever Prize 2015! Wander round The Manchester Museum's amazing galleries full of treasures from the natur...

People looking at a portrait at Graves Gallery in Sheffield

Graves Gallery

  • Sheffield
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Graves Gallery has something for everyone with 8 galleries of imaginatively shown artwork. It is worth the walk to the top floor above the city's lib...

Boy behind the steering of a vehicle at the National Emergency Services Museum

National Emergency Services Museum

  • Sheffield
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Get hands-on with 200 years of emergency services history at the The National Emergency Services Museum! Step inside a real Victorian combined fire,...

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