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Derby Museums News


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Exhibition: Defining a Line Saturday 20th September - Sunday 23rd November: All Day


We’re delighted to be showing a new body of work made specifically for the gallery by sculptor Denis O’Connor. His small-scale steel sculptures reference the notions of ‘home’ and ‘displacement’ and are influenced by over 25 years of journeying between his home in Derbyshire and his home in Ireland, the country of his birth.

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Tots Make and Do Friday 24th October: 10:00 am - 11:30 am


Let’s keep the Diwali celebrations going by creating our very own colourful lanterns to fly outside.

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The Alfred Goodey Collection Saturday 25th October - Sunday 22nd February: All Day


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.

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Derby Mini Maker Faire Saturday 25th October: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Making forms the heart of our thinking at The Silk Mill and the Derby Mini Maker Faire, now in it’s third year, is a highlight in our calendar, showcasing all areas of making from across the country. Be inspired by the projects and skills demonstrated by this years makers and have a go at drop in workshops and activities on the day!
So if its robots, laser cutting, 3D printing, home science, hacking, knitting, bookbinding, electronics or soldering- then this is the event for you!

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