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Common Treasury Tuesday 12th May - Sunday 15th November: As per opening times


Common Treasury will ask questions of the purpose of a public museum. How can the past inform decisions as we collect material culture for the future? Derby has changed since the museum opened. How important is a freely accessible public space where
everyone can learn about their place in the world?

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John Stobart Friday 26th June - Sunday 6th September: As per opening times


From his earliest beginnings as a student at Derby College of Arts and Crafts, John Stobart has always used paint to depict the people in the landscapes that he sees around him.
Taking inspiration as a young artist from Joseph Wright of Derby’s work, he has become one of the best-known North American maritime painters.

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


Tots Make and Do is a free space for 2-5 year olds to create, play and imagine with their grown-ups. We draw inspiration from our collections to create weekly themed sessions that incorporate sensory play, craft activities, family trails and story books.

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The Grand Tour: Wright Revealed Saturday 4th July - Sunday 6th September: As per opening times


We’ve recently embarked on an exciting new project to conserve Joseph Wright’s painting of The Colosseum by Moonlight. This exhibition will be an opportunity to see the painting, alongside its companion, The Colosseum, by Daylight, before treatment begins this autumn.

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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 – Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday 12-4pm

FREE ENTRY

The Joseph Wright Study Room

OPEN Tuesday- Saturday 10am-4.30pm
Sunday- Closed

The Coffee House

OPEN 10am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday | Sunday 12-3.30pm

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.

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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.

About Us

Derby Museums is a charitable trust responsible for the rich cultural and creative history of Derby. The Trust manages three sites: the City Museum and Art Gallery, Pickford’s House and The Silk Mill, and all art and collections are held and curated by the Trust.

Derby Museums,
Museum and Art Gallery,
The Strand,
Derby, DE1 1BS

01332 641901
info@derbymuseums.org

Support Us

As a charitable trust, Derby Museums relies on funding and grants from organisations and donations from businesses and the general public. Find out more about how you can support our work through donations or by volunteering…

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