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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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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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Spooky Skeletons Saturday 25th October: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Have a go at creating skeletons and learn about the history of The Skeleton Suit – a popular 18th Century fashion for young boys.

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Maker Talk: Paul Cummins Saturday 25th October: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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.

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