MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY
Don't miss what’s coming up
Derby Museums has been working closely with students from the University of Derby in order to create an exciting selection of thought-provoking temporary interventions. Drawing from our collections for artistic inspiration, our visiting students have created eight pieces of work examining everything from Joseph Wright’s fascination with science to the history of kitsch and consumerism, and everything in between.
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.
Join Alexandra Koufali to create sketches observed from a life model. A unique opportunity to draw in an inspirational environment.
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.
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,
Derby, DE1 1BS
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
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.
OPEN Tuesday- Saturday 10am-4.30pm
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.
Read more about Derby Museum and Art Gallery
Transitional Spaces are the places that we are beginning to use to show our previously stored collections.
Derby Museums have a collection that is wide ranging and varied. We hope that you find something to interest you.
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