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Exhibition: Heath Robinson Saturday 29th November - Sunday 1st March: As per opening times


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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Derbyshire Scriptwriters Sunday 1st March: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Derbyshire scriptwriters offer members critical feedback on their scripts for screen, stage and radio. The group are always open to guests and encourage prospective members to join us for a trial session.

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Handling History Tuesday 3rd March: 11:00 am - 11:30 am


Every other Tuesday, there will be the opportunity to get up close and handle authentic objects from our collection. Learn the history of these fascinating objects whilst handling them for yourself.

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Derwent Writers Thursday 5th March: 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm


This small, friendly creative writing group meets once a month to improve their craft through practice, discussion and technique. Member write poetry, short stories and articles.

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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

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


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.