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
In celebration of the opening of our new gallery ‘notice nature feel joy’ we are excited to be able to bring to Derby work selected from the Crafts Council Collection inspired by the natural world and life-cycle of plants.
A rare opportunity to see one of Derby Museum’s most remarkable books, brought out of storage especially for Derby Book Festival.
Flamsteed’s beautifully illustrated ‘star atlas’ maps the coordinates of nearly 3,000 stars, charting the major constellations.
Common Treasury will ask questions of the purpose of a public museum. How can the past inform decisions as we collect material culture for the future? Derby has changed since the museum opened. How important is a freely accessible public space where
everyone can learn about their place in the world?
The Museum and Art Gallery is full of beautiful paintings of people, landscapes and animals. Today at Tots Make & Do, we will be creating our own artistic masterpieces!