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Free to get in have a coffee and cake or lunch, and step inside the circle on the floor for a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Vast dome

We had trouble finding the entrance. The signage seemed designed to discourage tourists and we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Glen M
Saskatoon, Canada
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Devonshire Royal Campus 1 Devonshire Road | University of Derby Buxton, Buxton SK17 6RY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the wonderful Dome as part of the Heritage opening, with a very good audio guide produced by students from the University who now own the Dome. We stopped and chatted to a couple of the people who work/study there and found them proud...More

Thank KentishMan56
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This building is a must place to visit. The architecture is amazing and could have a nice coffee inside

Thank PeterLittle85
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit this incredible structure now part of the University of Derby is open to the public and has a coffee bar

Thank TonyS2216
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Massive dome over vast circular space, a project of the 5th Dike of Devonshire's Victorian ambitions for the spa fiefdom of his family at Buxton. He thus moved withe times in accommodating middle-class visitors in search of Health with the advent of the railway in...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

It is worth the short walk out of town to visit this historic building. Spectacular dome and a great indoor space that is usually open to the public. Can be closed for weddings.

Thank Trekbud
Reviewed 2 September 2018

This dominates the Buxton skyline. I visited it on the "Discover Buxton" Victorian Tram Tour - a one hour guided tour of Buxton's landmarks & iconic buildings. Now the University of Derby's Buxton Campus, the Dome's history is very varied. It was built by Robert...More

Thank Bubbles73uk
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Was taken here on the Buxton "Tram" tour. Spectacular building with that echoey hidden secret! Have not tried the cafe as we had our dogs with us but this historic building has definitely got the wow factor inside!

Thank FiFord
Reviewed 28 August 2018

In the heart of Buxton a beautiful building that makes a great impression on every side. Very interesting historically.

Thank Ryszard B
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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
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25 February 2017|
Response from BirthdayBoy62 | Reviewed this property |
No some lunches and some dinners - just call to check