Content relating to, or inside, the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site
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The Themes are a great way to dive into the Wonders of the Peak collection and to understand how it is organised.
Passing on traditional folk tales from around the Peak District
In addition to the two examples above, there are 9 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.
Personalise your day out
Pick the Wonders that grab your interest as you browse the website, then send your personalised route to the Pocket Wonders mobile app or print yourself off a paper guide.
Get involved in improving and expanding our collection of Wonders by responding to Challenges. Click here for a quick look at our current Challenge.
Have you ever found something amazing or mysterious while exploring the Peak District? Maybe you turned over a stone to find a fossil, or found some strange shaped flint in a mole hill? Maybe you were taking part in an archaeological dig, or maybe it was a chance find while walking? We want to hear your stories.
There is 1 more Challenge to contribute to. Browse all current Challenges.
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.
We have a bit of a mystery at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery. “Winter” is a photography exhibition by John Vere Brown. The portfolio of 23 silver bromide prints of winter landscapes is his only known Derbyshire work. Why these images were taken and how they came into Derbyshire County Council’s collection is not clear. […]
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