IN PICTURES: Inside the Pump Room – photographs show stunning architectural details

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During the Buxton International Festival and Buxton Festival Fringe last month, the Pump Room temporarily opened its doors to the public following extensive repairs and refurbishment inside. The public was given a unique chance to see the see the Grade II listed building in detail which will eventually feature a visitor experience as part of the Buxton Crescent & Thermal Spa hotel development which is is due to open in 2019.

Built in 1883/1894 to the designs of the Duke of Devonshire’s architect Henry Currey, much of the original architectural details can be still be seen.

During the temporary opening of the Pump Room in July, volunteers were on hand to answer questions about the building, how to get more involved with future projects, the planned programme of events later this year here and how to join The Friends of the Buxton Crescent.

We obviously couldnt resist popping in to take a look and have a wander round this lovely building; although there is further work to be done, it was fantastic too see the architectural details up close and compare old photographs on display inside with how the Pump Room looks now:

To follow the progress of the Buxton Crescent & Thermal Spa development and to find out more about how to get involved in volunteering, Friends of Buxton Crescent and future events, go to

Do you have memories of the Crescent and Pump Room you’d like to share? We’d love to hear from you! Do you remember the Crescent or St Ann’s Hotel? Did you work here? Did you drink or socialise in St Ann’s Hotel bar? Did you work or visit Buxton Micrarium? Get in touch via our Facebook page or drop us an email at Once we’ve gathered a collection of memories we’ll publish a special feature on this so watch this space 🙂