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Bud To Bloom Saturday 25th April - Sunday 14th June: As per opening times


In celebration of the opening of our new gallery ‘notice nature feel joy’ we are excited to be able to bring to Derby work selected from the Crafts Council Collection inspired by the natural world and life-cycle of plants.

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On Display: The Atlas Coelestis Sunday 10th May - Sunday 21st June: As per opening times


A rare opportunity to see one of Derby Museum’s most remarkable books, brought out of storage especially for Derby Book Festival.
Flamsteed’s beautifully illustrated ‘star atlas’ maps the coordinates of nearly 3,000 stars, charting the major constellations.

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Common Treasury Tuesday 12th May - Sunday 21st June: As per opening times


Common Treasury will ask questions of the purpose of a public museum. How can the past inform decisions as we collect material culture for the future? Derby has changed since the museum opened. How important is a freely accessible public space where
everyone can learn about their place in the world?

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Tots Make and Do Friday 22nd May: 10:00 am - 11:30 am


The Museum and Art Gallery is full of beautiful paintings of people, landscapes and animals. Today at Tots Make & Do, we will be creating our own artistic masterpieces!

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Museum and Art Gallery

In the heart of the city, Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery is home to a fascinating and diverse range of nationally (and internationally) important collections.

Museum and Art Gallery,
The Strand,
Derby, DE1 1BS

info@derbymuseums.org
01332 641901

Tuesday – Sunday: 10am-5pm
Bank Holiday Mondays: 10am-5pm

EASTER OPENING HOURS

Monday 30 March- 10am-5pm
Tuesday 31 March- 10am-5pm
Wednesday 1 April- 10am-5pm
Thursday 2 April- 10am-5pm

Good Friday 3 April- 10am-5pm
Saturday 4 April- 10am-5pm
Easter Sunday 5 April- 12-4pm
Easter Monday 6 April- 10am-5pm

FREE ENTRY

PLEASE NOTE:

THE NATURE GALLERY

Our new Nature Gallery on the 1st floor is in the process of redevelopment, the room is open for you to see it as it emerges.

The original Nature Gallery at the back of the building, is open, but please bear with us as the adjoining space is in working progress and may interrupt access at certain times.

Please call 01332 641904, ahead of your visit, to find out our plans for the space that day. Thank you for your cooperation.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience.

The Joseph Wright Study Room

OPEN Tuesday- Saturday 10am-4.30pm
Sunday- Closed

The Coffee House

OPEN 10am-4pm Tuesday- Sunday

Enjoy delicious hot drinks accompanied by locally sourced cakes and sandwiches, paninis and soup. Connect to our superfast free WiFi and stay in touch with friends and family.


THE JEWEL OF THE COLLECTION IS UNDOUBTEDLY THE WORLD’S LARGEST PUBLIC GALLERY OF PAINTINGS BY JOSEPH WRIGHT, THE CELEBRATED 18TH CENTURY ARTIST FROM DERBY.

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TRANSITIONAL SPACES

Transitional Spaces are the places that we are beginning to use to show our previously stored collections.

OTHER GALLERIES

Derby Museums have a collection that is wide ranging and varied. We hope that you find something to interest you.

MIDLAND RAILWAY STUDY CENTRE

The Mildand Railway Study Centre at the Silk Mill is the UK's largest pre-nationalisation railway archive.

About Us

Derby Museums is a charitable trust responsible for the rich cultural and creative history of Derby. The Trust manages three sites: the City Museum and Art Gallery, Pickford’s House and The Silk Mill, and all art and collections are held and curated by the Trust.

Derby Museums,
Museum and Art Gallery,
The Strand,
Derby, DE1 1BS

01332 641901
info@derbymuseums.org

Support Us

As a charitable trust, Derby Museums relies on funding and grants from organisations and donations from businesses and the general public. Find out more about how you can support our work through donations or by volunteering…

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