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Derby Museums News

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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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Exhibition: Heath Robinson Saturday 29th November - Sunday 1st March: All Day

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.

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Stories of Change: Future Works Thursday 18th December: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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.

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Heath Robinson’s Imaginarium Saturday 20th December: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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.

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