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MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY

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Museum Interventions Monday 20th April - Monday 18th May: As per opening times


Derby Museums has been working closely with students from the University of Derby in order to create an exciting selection of thought-provoking temporary interventions. Drawing from our collections for artistic inspiration, our visiting students have created eight pieces of work examining everything from Joseph Wright’s fascination with science to the history of kitsch and consumerism, and everything in between.

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Bud To Bloom Saturday 25th April - Sunday 14th June: As per opening times


In celebration of the opening of our new gallery ‘notice nature feel joy’ we are excited to be able to bring to Derby work selected from the Crafts Council Collection inspired by the natural world and life-cycle of plants.

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Life Drawing Tuesday 28th April: 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 28th April: 11:00 am - 11:30 am


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.

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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

EASTER OPENING HOURS

Monday 30 March- 10am-5pm
Tuesday 31 March- 10am-5pm
Wednesday 1 April- 10am-5pm
Thursday 2 April- 10am-5pm

Good Friday 3 April- 10am-5pm
Saturday 4 April- 10am-5pm
Easter Sunday 5 April- 12-4pm
Easter Monday 6 April- 10am-5pm

FREE ENTRY

PLEASE NOTE:

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

Enjoy delicious hot drinks accompanied by locally sourced cakes and sandwiches, paninis and soup. Connect to our superfast free WiFi and stay in touch with friends and family.


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.