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.
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!
Have a go at creating skeletons and learn about the history of The Skeleton Suit – a popular 18th Century fashion for young boys.
Join nationally acclaimed artist and Derby University graduate, Paul Cummins for an exclusive insight into the making and installation of over 800,000 ceramic poppies for Seas of Red at The Tower of London.