About the Trust

The Trust has been established with a vision of creating an inspiring and sustainable Visitor Experience which will celebrate the town’s rich spa heritage, fascinating Crescent characters and the major restoration and renaissance of the Crescent. The important shared heritage and history of the Crescent and Chatsworth will also be explored with support from the Trust’s Patron, the Duke of Devonshire.

A year round events programme for the Pump Room and 60 days of events and tours annually in the magnificent Assembly Room is also being developed. The Trust has started a fundraising campaign so we can deliver a high quality memorable Visitor experience and develop an effective family and education programme to engage the next generation.

The Trust is currently applying for charitable status to fulfil it’s aims.

For further details on the Trust please email lcross@buxtoncrescent.com or call 01298 338441

Charitable Purposes

The Trust’s charitable objects include the following:

  1. To advance the education of the public in general and particularly amongst historians and schoolchildren on the subject of the Buxton Crescent & Thermal Spa and to promote research for the public benefit in all aspects of that subject and to publish useful results
  2. To advance education by the establishment and maintenance of a visitor facility at the Buxton Crescent & Thermal Spa
  3. To promote for the benefit of the public the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment comprising the Buxton Crescent & Thermal Spa

The organisation will provide a high quality interpretation and education centre based in the Pump Room and in rooms within the Crescent building that will be open to the public.

The interpretive and educational material provided, through a range of media, will be the focus on the subject of the Buxton Crescent & Thermal Spa.

Trust Members


The Duke of Devonshire


James Berresford


Tina Heathcote
Tony Kemp
Dr Sarah Rawlinson
Kay Riley
Jennifer Spencer
Emily Thrane

Special Advisor

Richard Tuffrey