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 10-5 Tuesday-Saturday and 1-4 on Sundays. Entry is free, so come along and be inspired by the amazing discoveries waiting to be found. Here’s all the details on where to find us.
Don’t miss what’s coming up
Meet us at the entrance to Derby Museum and Art Gallery and join us for a walk on the longest day of the year. Enjoy this special early morning walk through the city as the sun comes up over Darley Park. Finish at the Terrace Cafe for an optional breakfast and refreshments before returning to the Museum.
Learn about the Sun and Moon, sing some fun songs and take part in some fabulous craft activities.
"Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see. Be curious." So said Stephen Hawking at the opening ceremony of the Paralympics last year. This exhibition brings together objects collected over the past three years through the HLF Collecting Cultures project in partnership with Buxton Museum and Art Gallery and Belper Museum.
Join Jonathan Wallis, Assistant Head of Derby Museums, as he talks about the connections between Joseph Wright and other members of the Lunar Society including John Whitehurst during the exciting age of the Enlightenment.