Town’s museum is set for digital revolution

Visitors to Buxton Museum and Art Gallery could find themselves walking in the shoes of archaeologists and geologists thanks to a grant to explore the latest digital technology.

The Heritage Lottery Fund has agreed £81,000 initial funding giving the museum a year to develop plans for interactive digital displays before applying for a second grant which would see the ideas come to life.

Staff at the museum, in Terrace Road, Buxton, plan to develop ways the collection can be explored using digital technology to give visitors a unique experience of the Peak District.

Derbyshire County Council’s leader Councillor Andrew Lewer said: “It is really important we celebrate Derbyshire’s heritage and keeping sites like Buxton Museum and Art Gallery refreshed for visitors new and old will help make this happen.

“We wanted to do something original and welcome the Heritage Lottery Fund grant which will allow us to use the latest technology to give visitors an experience that truly captures the beauty of our county and lets them get involved in a way they never could before.”