Where to Visit
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
Explore the geology, archaeology and creative spirit of the Peak District. The annual Derbyshire Open Art Exhibition showcases works by professional and amateur artists. Temporary exhibitions also showing by Barbara Bristow, Kate Pheasey and Michaela Wrigley.
High Peak Bookstore & Cafe
Bookstore Brierlow Bar (2 miles south of Buxton on the A515 Ashbourne Road) is available for you to access thousands of books on a multitude of subjects at our unrivalled prices, for 7 days a week during your Festival visit.
Isla Fine Art, Cards & Gifts
4b The Colonnade, Buxton SK17 6AL
Isla is an art gallery and gift shop in central Buxton with a rolling programme of exhibitions by local artists as well as a carefully curated selection of beautifully designed gifts and cards. For anyone interested in the arts, we have gifts with music and literary themes, alongside decorative objects for the home, we also have a wide selection of fine art and humour cards. Please do call in for a browse and a chat.
The Pavillion Gardens
St John’s Road, Buxton, SK17 6BE
Discover a day at the gardens to see excellent café and coffee bar. Fairs and events take place all the year round under cover – including Farmers Markets & Fine Food Fairs, Arts, Crafts, Jewellery & Designer Fairs as well as Plant & Garden Fairs. Pre-theatre dinning available throughout the Festival.
Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park
For centuries curious visitors have explored and marvelled at the natural subterranean world that is Poole’s Cavern. Explore Poole’s Cavern today with our expert guides and journey though the beautifully illuminated chambers to discover for yourself the magnificent underground scenery of the Peak District.
The Wonder of the Peak
Discover Buxton provides a journey through time into the history, people and landmarks of Buxton, aboard the phantasmagorical Victorian tram The Wonder of the Peak. Our guided tours leave hourly from outside the Opera House.
Scrivener's Books & Bookbinding
Come and browse our 5 floors of books ancient and modern, which include fiction, children’s, antiquarian and much more! Our bookbinders offer book restoration and repair or can help you plan new binding projects. We also have cards, maps, a tiny Victorian museum and The Staircase Gallery. One of The Guardian’s “10 Best Secondhand Bookshops”! Open Monday – Saturday 9.30 – 5.00 and Sunday 12.00 – 4.00.