MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY
Don't miss what’s coming up
Heath Robinson’s name has long been associated with over complicated, slightly mad machines. This exhibition draws from the collection of The William Heath Robinson Trust and reveals a selection of curious contraptions, allowing visitors the chance to invent their own.
Over the festive period, we have invited museum staff to pick a personal highlight from the collection that will form a trail across the three sites. You can begin your trail of discovery at any of our three sites, and follow it at your own pace.
The creativity and versatility of the human mind has helped us to develop the way that we provide our basic needs.
How can it help us? What does it mean to be creative in the age of mass production?
Every other Tuesday, there will be the opportunity to get up close and handle authentic objects from our collection. Learn the history of these fascinating objects whilst handling them for yourself.
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
Christmas Opening Times. Please follow the link here.
THE NATURE GALLERY
Our new Nature Gallery on the 1st floor is in the process of redevelopment, the room is open for you to see it as it emerges.
The original Nature Gallery at the back of the building, is open, but please bear with us as the adjoining space is in working progress and may interrupt access at certain times.
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.