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MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY

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Exhibition: Heath Robinson Saturday 29th November - Sunday 1st March: All Day


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.

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Life Drawing Tuesday 2nd December: 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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Handling History Tuesday 2nd December: 11:00 am - 11:30 am


Every other Tuesday, there will be the opportunity to get up close and handle authentic objects from the museum collection. Learn the history of these fascinating objects whilst being able to study them closely for yourself.

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Tots Make and Do Friday 5th December: 10:00 am - 11:30 am


The museum is full of patterns and shapes – from animals, pots, sculptures, paintings… even the building itself! Take part in our trail to find some of the patterns hidden all around the museum.

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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 is CLOSED to the public in order for essential maintenance work to take place.

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.

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.