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Derby Museums News

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The Alfred Goodey Collection Saturday 25th October - Sunday 22nd February: All Day

This exhibition is the second in a series dedicated to the museums’ extensive and ever-popular collection of old Derby pictures, donated by local art collector
Alfred Goodey between 1936 and 1945. Explore the old pubs of Derby further through our historical “crawl” and discover a long and celebrated connection with beer that endures through the city’s celebrated reputation as the real ale capital of Britain.

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Creepy Crawlies Friday 31st October: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

It’s Halloween! For this Family Friday, we will look at some of the creepy crawlies and beasties in our collection. Learn all about them whilst making your very own crafted piece to take home.

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The Big Draw Friday 31st October: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This year, we are celebrating The Big Draw at The Silk Mill by inviting you to come and respond to the theme ‘It’s Our World.’ Have a go at some innovative drawing techniques to leave your mark on our huge evolving drawing.

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Object Stories Friday 31st October: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Discover how objects on display at The Silk Mill fit into the amazing story of making in Derby.

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