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 – Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm at the Museum & Art Gallery.
10am-5pm Tuesday – Saturday 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.
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Don’t miss what’s coming up
Pickford’s House was once a home that in the 18th century would have been filled with the laughter of a relatively well-off family. To celebrate the loan of the portrait of Master Thomas Fane and his Dog, by George Romney, to Derby Museums, this exhibition explores the 18th century experience of childhood; from the fine country house to the gloom of the workhouse.
Throughout the summer holiday, Tots Make and Do transforms in to Family Friday, a space where the whole family is welcome to take a closer look at some objects from our collections and be inspired to create. Come and make something inspired by our collection to take home.
The Maker Bar is available for you to make and create whenever The Silk Mill is open, but drop in on a Friday afternoon and you can join us at The Maker Bar where you will be guided through a making activity by a Maker.
Join us at Pickford’s House and see the Derby Volunteers of 1803 prepare to defend the town against the forces of Napoleon Bonaparte. Hear about their lives, listen to their stories and try your hand at using a pike!