MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY
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Join nationally acclaimed artist and Derby University graduate, Paul Cummins for an exclusive insight into the making and installation of over 800,000 ceramic poppies for Seas of Red at The Tower of London.
Learn more about what this resource can offer you during our Study Room Discovery Day. Take part in Joseph Wright activities, meet and chat with our Curators and spend some time looking through the beautiful works and objects on display.
Drawing upon Defining a Line: New Sculpture by Denis O’Connor for inspiration, this family-friendly day will be a chance to get hands on with some specially made sculptures by the Artist. The Activity Room will be transformed into an open studio where you can come and play with shadows, create with light and make your
very own sculptures.
Join Louise Dunning, Curator of Defining a Line: New Sculpture by Denis O’Connor for an enlightening tour of the exhibition.
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
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
The Nature Gallery will be CLOSED for the following dates:
Tuesday 14 October – Tuesday 11 November
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.
OPEN Tuesday- Saturday 10am-4.30pm
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.
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.
The Mildand Railway Study Centre at the Silk Mill is the UK's largest pre-nationalisation railway archive.