News & PR

Celebrations in the Pump Room as the Crescent Trust is Launched

Celebrations in the Pump Room as the Crescent Trust is Launched A new era in the Crescent’s fascinating history was marked with the launch of the Buxton Crescent & Thermal Spa Heritage Trust in a celebratory event in the Pump Room. Over 80 guests joined the Trust’s Patron the Duke of Devonshire and the Duchess, […]

Georgian Construction / 21st Century Restoration

The interpretation boards on the Crescent hoardings were the product of concerted research at the Chatsworth Archive, the Derbyshire Records office, other county archives and numerous publications that delve into the well-researched history of the Buxton and the Crescent. The following notes aim to enrich and clarify some of the information on the information boards. […]

New Chair of the Buxton & Thermal Spa Heritage Trust Appointed

VisitEngland’s former Chief Executive James Berresford has been appointed Chair of the Buxton Crescent and Thermal Sa Heritage Trust. The three-year role will see Mr Berresford lead the Trust which will:   Protect the Crescent and spa buildings for future generations Establish and manage the associated visitor attractions focussing on the town’s unique spa heritage […]

First phase works at Pump Room now complete

First phase repairs and refurbishment of Buxton’s Grade-II listed Pump Room are now complete – and this unique space will host a programme of events starting this autumn which will bring the town’s story to life. External repairs and extensive work to the decorative internal plaster work and marble cladding have been undertaken by contractors […]

Crescent Trade and Job Fair

The £50 million project to regenerate Buxton’s iconic Georgian Crescent is set to offer local businesses the opportunity to take advantage of one of the nearly 100 subcontracting opportunities available.   Local businesses, especially those in construction trades, are being invited to an informal Trade and Job Fair where they will have the opportunity to […]

Pump Room Live Concerts 23 and 24 July

Ten bands and artists from across the UK will perform original music on the Pump Room roof opposite Buxton’s Crescent on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July in a free event from 1 till 6pm. Greg and Elliot Smith the organisers commented that “We are delighted to have the opportunity to organise the event again […]

Buxton’s Present from the Past Project

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, Buxton and District U3A, Discover Buxton, Liz Mackenzie the new Community Officer for the Crescent and the Past Lives Team are working together on a project to capture resident’s memories and create an audio and visual archive. Buxton’s ‘Present from the Past’ project will capture sound-bites and snap-shots of the town […]

Healing with Water – Pump Room Talk this July

The first Pump Room talk will take place on Sunday 24 July at 10.30am. Dr Jane Adams talk on ‘Healing with water 1780-1960: Buxton spa in national context’ will explore how changing ideas and practices associated with healing with water influenced the development of facilities at Buxton from the late eighteenth to the mid- twentieth century. […]

Pump Room Work Starts

The much aniticipated £46 million project to restore Buxton’s historic Crescent to full use as a thermal spa and 5-star hotel is underway as contractors move on-site. Contractors Manchester and Cheshire Construction Company have been selected to carry out the refurbishment of the Grade II-listed Pump Room which will become an interactive visitor centre, tearoom […]