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The Devonshire Dome

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Epic Dome!

Even though we turned up on a Saturday, when it was not supposed to be open, and the University... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Helen R
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Echo ... echo ... echo ...

Such a beautiful building with an interesting history. Free to go into the dome area, has a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lisa C
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Devonshire Royal Campus 1 Devonshire Road | University of Derby Buxton, Buxton SK17 6RY, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Even though we turned up on a Saturday, when it was not supposed to be open, and the University were hosting an Open Day, everyone we met was really friendly and helpful and they invited us to wander about at our leisure to view the...More

Thank Helen R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Such a beautiful building with an interesting history. Free to go into the dome area, has a coffee/food area with good prices. Stand in the middle and your voice will echo all round the dome!

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was advised at the museum to go here for a coffee. Had seen the building but didn’t realize it was open to the public as its part of the university. It was free to get in and have a coffee at a reasonable rate and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the university of Derby's students' iPad tour of the Dome and revelled in its history. What a special building! Great way to spend an hour!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The dome is a architectural gem. It's full of bespoke shops. The is a bathing pool and chair inside. Though this can't be used its a great feature. The shops are full of unusual gifts. The building is a gem from any angle. Make sure...More

Thank DavidTWinfield
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our visit was based on a recommendation and we were not disappointed. Stunning location under the Devonshire Dome. There is also a cheap snack bar which is worth a visit.

Thank ysa1772
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by the Dome while seeing the sites in Buxton, and when you stand at the center you can whisper and it sounds all the way around the dome. The acoustics were so very cool. The structure is something to see.

Thank Maggiemae18
Reviewed 27 October 2018

We walked in along with the students and were directed to the library where we were given an ipad. This gave us a guided tour of the dome and explained its history. It seems bigger on the inside and it was nice to see the...More

Thank bakerybill
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Free to get in have a coffee and cake or lunch, and step inside the circle on the floor for a amazing surprise and go up to the whispering Gallery.

Thank whitby697
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We had trouble finding the entrance. The signage seemed designed to discourage tourists and we weren't even sure that members of the public were allowed in. We did enjoy a very reasonably priced meal with good food at the cafe inside the dome. The dome's...More

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15 November 2017|
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Response from Judith W | Reviewed this property |
why don't you ask the University of Derby
27 May 2017|
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Response from john f | Reviewed this property |
i think you can park in the palace hotel carpark, but you may have to pay, its at the side of the dome
John P
25 February 2017|
Response from BirthdayBoy62 | Reviewed this property |
No some lunches and some dinners - just call to check