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Joseph Wright of Derby: Bath and Beyond Saturday 24th May - Sunday 31st August: All Day


Joseph Wright ‘of Derby’ (1734-1797) lived and worked in Bath between November 1775 and June 1777. This brief and little-known episode in Wright’s life marked a crossroads in his career, yet it has never been explored in detail.

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Family Friday: Woodland Creatures Friday 22nd August: 10:00 am - 11:30 am


Choose a woodland creature and make a creative mask to wear using lots of different textures, colours and patterns. You can wear your mask on a trail around the nature gallery.

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Gallery Tour: The Institute Saturday 23rd August: 10:15 am - 11:00 am


Discover the Joseph Wright Institute in an engaging tour that will show these incredible paintings in a whole new light.

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The Art Hub Wednesday 27th August: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Every Wednesday from 30 July through to September 3, the Activity Room will be transformed in to a creative hub. Get inspired by objects from our collection and make your mark in this evolving project.

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Museum and Art Gallery

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

GALLERY CLOSURES:

PLEASE NOTE: The Joseph Wright Study Room will be CLOSED on Tuesday 12 August for essential maintenance work to take place. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused.

  • The Nature Gallery will be CLOSED to the public from Tuesday 5 August – Friday 15 August in order for essential maintenance work to take place.
  • The Bonnie Prince Charlie Room will be CLOSED to the public from Tuesday 5 August – Friday 15 November in order for essential maintenance work to take place.

We are very sorry for an inconvenience.

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OPEN 10am-4pm Tuesday- Sunday

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


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.

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.