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.
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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.
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.
Future Works explores energy in relation to making and factories in the Derwent Valley region and the cities of Derby and Sheffield, and is part of the AHRC funded Stories of Change project.
Bring the drawings of Heath Robinson’s fantastical machinery to life!
Throughout the exhibition, you are invited to add to an evolving sculpture within the gallery where you can build, sculpt and create from a range of materials.