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EXHIBITION: Threads Through the Landscape: The Embroiderers’ Guild and Capability Brown Saturday 2nd July - Saturday 24th September: As per opening times

Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown was a landscape designer who created a style which has shaped people’s picture of the quintessential English countryside. To commemorate the 300th
anniversary of his birth members of The Embroiderers’ Guild have been creating new work inspired by his landscapes across the whole country.

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EXHIBITION: Everyone – Your Place in the World Saturday 9th July - Sunday 25th September: As per opening times

Our new Summer 2016 exhibition Everyone – Your Place in the World is an Open exhibition reimagined for 2016.At Derby Museums, we believe that ‘everyone can be an artist’ and that all human beings have the power to shape their world through their own creativity.

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Beyond the Velvet Rope Wednesday 27th July: 10:30 am

Each Wednesday a member of our team will be in traditional 18th century costume to make this experience extra special. There will also be an opportunity to go beyond the velvet rope and examine the beautiful rooms up close.

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The Maker Bar Thursday 28th July: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Take a seat at The Maker Bar and see what you can create! Join us between 2-4pm on Saturdays and 4-8pm on Thursdays where you can work with a Maker on an extra-special making activity.

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About Us

Derby Museums is a charitable trust responsible for the rich cultural and creative history of Derby. The Trust manages three sites: the City Museum and Art Gallery, Pickford’s House and The Silk Mill, and all art and collections are held and curated by the Trust.

Derby Museums,
Museum and Art Gallery,
The Strand,
Derby, DE1 1BS

01332 641901

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As a charitable trust, Derby Museums relies on funding and grants from organisations and donations from businesses and the general public. Find out more about how you can support our work through donations or by volunteering…

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