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Joseph Wright of Derby: Bath and Beyond Saturday 24th May - Sunday 31st August: All Day


Joseph Wright ‘of Derby’ (1734-1797) lived and worked in Bath between November 1775 and June 1777. This brief and little-known episode in Wright’s life marked a crossroads in his career, yet it has never been explored in detail.

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Exhibition: Wright Inspired Saturday 24th May - Sunday 21st September: All Day


To mark the launch of Derby Museums’ new Joseph Wright Institute, this exhibition presents work by Wright along with a curious collection of paintings known affectionately as the ‘not quite Wrights’. Produced during Wright’s own lifetime, or the two centuries since his death, these rarely seen, and often overlooked, paintings have either been inspired by, or copied directly from, his work.

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Bug Bonanza Saturday 26th July: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


To celebrate the second stage of our Nature Lab, the Museum and Art Gallery will be taken over by bugs, butterflies and mini beasts! Meet and handle the live bugs and insects that will be visiting for the day and get up close to our fascinating collection of specimens.

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The Art Hub Wednesday 30th July: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Every Wednesday from 30 July through to September 3, the Activity Room will be transformed in to a creative hub. Get inspired by objects from our collection and make your mark in this evolving project.

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Museum and Art Gallery

Tuesday – Sunday: 10am-5pm
Bank Holiday Mondays: 10am-5pm

GALLERY CLOSURES:

  • The Soldiers Story will be CLOSED to the public from Tuesday 22 July – Thursday 24 July in order for essential maintenance to take place. You will still be able to access the Nature Gallery, Mummies and Bonnie Prince Charlie when you visit.
  • The Nature Gallery will be CLOSED to the public from Tuesday 5 August – Friday 15 August in order for essential maintenance work to take place.
  • The Bonnie Prince Charlie Room will be CLOSED to the public from Tuesday 5 August – Friday 15 August in order for essential maintenance work to take place.

We are very sorry for an inconvenience.

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OPEN 10am-4pm Tuesday- Sunday

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


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.

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.