A day of Tiny! creatures
a hammerhead shark
Sunday 16th July 2017
Pavilion Gardens, Buxton
and behold! we met the unguessed wildlife of the Peak district. From striped mice to rainbow mice, to delicate families of Tiny! deer, to lingerin dinosaurs and a whole shoal of freshwater sharks and dolphins. there were bumblebees too, and birds and butterflies
A rainy morning smiled into sunshine in both the gardens and our visitors
thanks to all our artists and makers and the assorted families that came with them!
careful colouring is called for on a mouse
doe and fawn
Bronze Age Technology
Saturday 4th or Sunday 5th March 2017
Dove Valley Centre, Longnor
The ability to work bronze changed our world 3,000 years ago. It took an edge and held it, finer and sharper than flint that chipped or chert that cracked. Bronze offered a new blade, a different weight, a certain shining glamour. Working bronze set us on a path that led to iron and eventually, well, us!
Upper Dove Valley – no snow for us we hope!
As part of the Collections in the Landscape Project, Buxton Museum has been working with ancient technology specialist James Dilley to review Stone and Bronze Age collections. James has done various public events with the museum but now we are offering an intensive day exploring those Bronze Age technologies. Under James’ expert guidance, participants will work with moulds, a charcoal furnace, bronze and copper and bellows to make their own bronze artefact to take home
- tools, materials and protective equipment will be provided
- this is a 1 day workshop repeated on the Sunday
- participants must be 16 years of age or older
- £50 per person includes lunch – advanced booking is essential
- to book: call the museum on 01629 533540 during office hours
- directions and further details sent nearer the time
Another March event:
Exploring Ancient Landscapes: a walk through time
Saturday 25th March 2017
(this event was published in the blog “Walking through time”)
Have you ever wondered what the grassy lumps in the field are, why the field hedge is where it is or what that old building was used for? Archaeologist and heritage interpreter Bill Bevan will help you identify and understand the clues from our past that survive in the landscape. The Hope Valley between Castleton and Hope is an excellent place to find these remains of the past. the day will begin by looking at historic maps before walking and talking in the landscape itself on a circular walk between the two villages.
Please note, the Museum is closed for redevelopment until May 2017
Dove Valley Centre