Pump Room Evening Events Programme Sponsored by



Bookings for paid events at the Pump Room can be made by calling or visiting Buxton Opera House Box Office.
If you are a friend of Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust, please quote your membership number for a ticket discount when you call the Box Office
Tel: 01298 72190

Please contact Liz Mackenzie –  for details of all events, to be added to our events database or to book a place on the free talks.

email: lmackenzie@buxtoncrescenttrust.org Tel: 01298 338441

For or more details please visit www.buxtoncrescentexperience.com


Swimming In Opium – Georgian Ladies experience The Crescent    Talk by Dr Peter Collinge

Wednesday 17 April 2019                     6pm – 7pm

Tickets £10 General      £8 Friends of Buxton Crescent              £6 Students

Peter ‘s talk explores the fascinating experiences of aristocratic Georgian visitors to Buxton, the spa treatments they had, the Assembly room events they attended, the food and wine they drank and what they thought of our town.

Pump Room Fashion Parade – Edwardian and Victorian show                       Hope House Costume Museum

Wednesday 15 May                  7pm – 9pm

Tickets £14 General      £12 Friends of Buxton Crescent             £10 Students

A Fashion show featuring original Edwardian and Victorian costumes featured on the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 TV with commentary from nationally renowned costume collector and expert Notty Hornblower

The Georgian Gentleman’s Library                                                    Talk by Jim Dixon

Wednesday 12 June                              6 – 7pm

An exploration of the ideas and influence of Georgian men (and women) of letters through their books, their libraries and their conversations. Jim Dixon will illustrate his talk with original antiquarian books, maps, prints and Gentleman’s ephemera drawn from his extensive collection. Jim is a Times columnist and former Chief Executive of the Peak District National Park.

Tickets £10 General      £8 Friends of Buxton Crescent              £6 Students

Genteel Hands and Rebel Queens in Derbyshire Georgian Business   Talk by Dr Peter Collinge

Wednesday 10 July                               6 – 7pm

An illustrated talk exploring the lives of successful local Georgian business women Ellen Morewood and Barbara Ford with close connections to The Crescent and Old Hall Hotel.

Tickets £10 General      £8 Friends of Buxton Crescent              £6 Students

The Georgian Landlady                                                                                  Talk by Dr. Gillian Williamson

Thursday 11 July                                  6 – 7pm

Lodging was a widespread practice in Georgian cities and resort towns such as Buxton which provided lodging houses within the centre of The Crescent. The talk uses diaries, court cases and records to explore the comic and sometimes fearsome reputation of a Georgian landlady.

Tickets £10 General      £8 Friends of Buxton Crescent              £6 Students