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The Devonshire Dome

Open Now: 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
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Did the iPad tour

Loved the university of Derby's students' iPad tour of the Dome and revelled in its history. What a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Shopping gem.

The dome is a architectural gem. It's full of bespoke shops. The is a bathing pool and chair... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stoke-on-Trent, 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 1 week 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!

Thank Niecey2910
Reviewed 1 week 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 2 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 2 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 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Glen M
Reviewed 17 September 2018

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 15 September 2018

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

Thank PeterLittle85
Reviewed 14 September 2018

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
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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
28 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
26 February 2017|
Response from BirthdayBoy62 | Reviewed this property |
No some lunches and some dinners - just call to check