MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY
Don't miss what’s coming up
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.