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Collection

The Throwing Room

The Throwing Room display area reflects the layout of the original mill machines. This gallery explores the themes of making in Derby, Derbyshire and beyond through the ages.
About this collection
Collection Highlights
About the collection

What can I see?

Discover Derby’s making history through objects, from a 300,000 year old palaeolithic hand axe, a water pipe from Derby’s 16th century water system, and a miniature engine exhibited at the 1936 Chicago World’s Fair that is run by a single human hair!

What can I do?

Through our collections, go on a journey of making in Derby and Derbyshire from the earliest examples right up to present day.

What can I learn?

Learn about the rich history of making in Derby and Derbyshire and how the area has become a modern city of makers.