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MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY

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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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Spotlight On: The Nature Gallery Saturday 22nd November: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm


Come and meet the team behind the exciting developments of the new Nature Gallery. Discuss the progress so far, find out about ways to become involved in future projects and get hands on with some nature inspired activities.

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Life Drawing Tuesday 25th November: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Join Alexandra Koufali to create sketches observed from a life model. A unique opportunity to draw in an inspirational environment.

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Tots Make and Do Friday 28th November: 10:00 am - 11:30 am


It’s self-portrait day at Tots Make & Do, we will be making collage faces from paintings in our collection. Have a go at making someone who looks like you and the people you know!

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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.

1001 OBJECTS TO INSPIRE GALLERY (Project Lab 2)

The 1001 Objects gallery will be CLOSED for the following dates:
Tuesday 4 – Friday 21 November 

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.

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.