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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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Tots Make and Do Friday 28th November: 10:00 am - 11:30 am


It’s self-portrait day at Tots Make & Do, we will be making collage faces from paintings in our collection. Have a go at making someone who looks like you and the people you know!

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Object Stories Friday 28th November: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Join Matt Edwards, Curator of Visual Art and The Joseph Wright Study Room, for a talk on Joseph Wright’s drawings.

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Exhibition: Heath Robinson Saturday 29th November - Sunday 1st March: All Day


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.

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