The Stream, Royal Victoria Dock, London, 2014 – Slinkachu


21 May 2021 - 28 November 2021

An exploration of big and small at the brand new Museum of Making

Scale affects us every day, yet often goes unnoticed. Used in production and prototyping, in mapping and to convey perspective, scale is critical to the making process and a powerful tool in communicating ideas.

This first exhibition to open in the new Museum of Making explores scale as a theme on the site widely regarded as the world’s first modern factory where, in 1721, Derby Silk Mill was processing raw silk on a scale never before seen, using the River Derwent to power machines worked by hundreds of people.

Surprising and perception-shifting, the exhibition explores the scale and impact of this site’s legacy, presenting the work of artists alongside intriguing objects from Derby Museums’ collection.

Suitable for all.

Image: The Stream (Royal Victoria Dock, London, 2014) by Slinkachu

*Please note, dates may be subject to change due to the Covid-19 pandemic

See Scale for FREE!

Entry to Scale is FREE on the first Sunday of the month, on a first come first served basis – for any other days, please book at the link below.

To celebrate the National Lottery Open Week this year, we are also offering National Lottery ticket and scratchcard holders free tickets to see Scale. National Lottery players will also be entered into a draw for a chance to win one of five annual Museum of Making Memberships, to be part of a creative community and access to hire our special Workshop facilities and The Prospect co-working space.

Tickets for National Lottery Open Week are available for visits on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 June, and include free general admission to the Museum of Making. Those wishing to redeem this offer must book their free tickets in advance using the button below, and participants will be asked to show their National Lottery tickets or scratchcards on arrival.

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