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 – Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm at the Museum & Art Gallery.
10am-5pm Tuesday – Saturday 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
Pickford’s House was once a home that in the 18th century would have been filled with the laughter of a relatively well-off family. To celebrate the loan of the portrait of Master Thomas Fane and his Dog, by George Romney, to Derby Museums, this exhibition explores the 18th century experience of childhood; from the fine country house to the gloom of the workhouse.
The French painter, sculptor and designer, Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was one of the 20th century’s most influential artists. His vibrant works are celebrated for their extraordinary richness and luminosity of colour.
For hundreds of years maps and plans have been produced to show who owned what and to help us to get from one place to another. How have the places that we live in changed? Can you find the places that you know on our collection of old maps?
Come along and meet one of the Hanson’s valuation team who will be available to advise on ANTIQUES, JEWELLERY, SILVER, CERAMICS, COLLECTABLES, COINS, POSTCARDS & MEDALS. Items may be left to be entered into a suitable Hanson’s Auction.