A WHOLE HISTORY OF FORWARD THINKING
It’s all happening at Derby Museums! Check out our exciting calendar of events and get involved. There’s something for everyone with talks, demonstrations, trails and hands-on arts and crafts.
Visit our collections at the Museum and Art Gallery – home to the Joseph Wright Collection – explore our museum of Georgian life at Pickford’s House, and see the plans we’ve got for The Silk Mill.
We’re open 10am – 5pm Tuesday – Sunday
(Sunday 1pm – 4pm at Pickford’s House)
(Thursday 3-9pm, Friday & Saturday 1-5pm and Sunday 11am-3pm at The Silk Mill)
Entry is free, so come along and be inspired by the amazing discoveries waiting to be found.
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Don’t miss what’s coming up
Heath Robinson’s name has long been associated with over complicated, slightly mad machines. This exhibition draws from the collection of The William Heath Robinson Trust and reveals a selection of curious contraptions, allowing visitors the chance to invent their own.
The Trent XWB is the very latest engine developed by Rolls-Royce. It is the world’s most efficient large aero engine flying and recently started passenger carrying service with Qatar Airways, almost 100 years after the first Rolls-Royce aero engine, the Eagle, ran for the first time.
Come along to see how far aero engines have come in 100 years and where they might go next. How the Trent XWB was made, the people that made it and some of the technology that makes it so special.
Derbyshire scriptwriters offer members critical feedback on their scripts for screen, stage and radio. The group are always open to guests and encourage prospective members to join us for a trial session.
An insight into the advanced manufacturing technology involved in building the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB.