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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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Life Drawing Tuesday 27th January: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Join Alexandra Koufali to create sketches observed from a life model. A unique opportunity to draw in an inspirational environment.

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Costumed Guided Tour Wednesday 28th January: 10:30 am


Our friendly staff at Pickford’s House are available to offer tours of the home for you throughout the week. However, these tours taking place each Wednesday are an extra special opportunity to experience the magic of Pickford’s House whilst being guided by one of our Visitor Service Assistants in traditional 18th Century costume.

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