MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY
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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?
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.
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.
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.
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 – Saturday: 10am-5pm
OPEN Tuesday- Saturday 10am-4.30pm
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 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.