Content relating to, or inside, the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site
Browse the Wonders
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Start your search at an address or location on a map.
The Themes are a great way to dive into the Wonders of the Peak collection and to understand how it is organised.
Facts and narratives that include objects and other features discovered in the ground!
In addition to the two examples above, there are 8 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.
This challenge has been relaunched in honour our upcoming Finds Day - 10 March 2018. 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.
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.
Volunteer archivist Ian Gregory discovers another contemplative image in the glass plate negative collection: We have amongst our many slides at Buxton Museum, an image of a low waterfall in a wooded setting. Below the falls, water gushes over flat-stoned rocks as the river opens out. This is Aysgarth Force on North Yorkshire’s River Ure. […]
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