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.
Derby Museums News
Don’t miss what’s coming up
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.
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.
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.
Discover how objects on display at The Silk Mill fit into the amazing story of making in Derby.