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Exhibition: Defining a Line Saturday 20th September - Sunday 23rd November: All Day


We’re delighted to be showing a new body of work made specifically for the gallery by sculptor Denis O’Connor. His small-scale steel sculptures reference the notions of ‘home’ and ‘displacement’ and are influenced by over 25 years of journeying between his home in Derbyshire and his home in Ireland, the country of his birth.

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National Poetry Day Thursday 2nd October: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


For this special celebration of National Poetry Day, you are invited to attend an open performance within the gallery space of Wright Inspired with the PM Poets.

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Tots Make and Do Friday 3rd October: 10:00 am - 11:30 am


Take a closer look at Egyptian patterns, shapes and hieroglyphs to create your very own Egyptian scene. Listen to Egyptian music and have a go at creating your very own head dress!

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Silver Sunday Sunday 5th October: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


It’s Silver Sunday today, an annual event that takes place nationally on the first Sunday of October that celebrates older people. We will be celebrating Silver Sunday by hosting a free tour of our Joseph Wright Gallery that will illuminate these beautiful paintings and reveal the stories behind them.

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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 BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE ROOM 
This will be CLOSED to the public from Tuesday 5 August – Friday 15 November in order for essential maintenance work to take place.

THE NATURE GALLERY
Some of our natural history collection is on the move….
We’re developing a beautiful new nature display at the Museum & Art Gallery. Things in the space will change day by day, as we empty cases and pack the objects to keep them safe and sound before they move into their new home. Sometimes you’ll be able to take a peek and see us packing up the specimens. Other times we may need to close the gallery to keep you safe. 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.