MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY
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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.
Our first After Hours opening of 2015 is a chance to experience the Curious Contraptions of Heath Robinson in whole new light. Take a closer look at the artwork and have a go at creating your own machines throughout the Museum.
This morning’s session looks underwater for inspiration. Splashing, shimmering and shining through will be take away craft creations and a big under water scene!
Join Matt Edwards, Curator of The Joseph Wright Study Room, for a tour of the objects on display from the 18th Century Derbyshire Enlightenment.
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 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.