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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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Heath Robinson’s Imaginarium Saturday 20th December: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Bring the drawings of Heath Robinson’s fantastical machinery to life!
Throughout the exhibition, you are invited to add to an evolving sculpture within the gallery where you can build, sculpt and create from a range of materials.

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The 12 Objects of Christmas Saturday 27th December - Monday 5th January: All Day


Over the festive period, we have invited museum staff to pick a personal highlight from the collection that will form a trail across the three sites. You can begin your trail of discovery at any of our three sites, and follow it at your own pace.

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Christmas Chatter: Creativity Tuesday 30th December: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


The creativity and versatility of the human mind has helped us to develop the way that we provide our basic needs.
How can it help us? What does it mean to be creative in the age of mass production?

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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

Christmas Opening Times. Please follow the link here.

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.