Derby Museum & Art Gallery & Pickford’s House are currently closed until further notice to comply with Government guidance. The Silk Mill is undergoing refurbishment to become the Museum of Making. Please visit our News page and social media channels for further updates.
Museum and Art Gallery

Opening hours:

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday-Saturday 10.30am - 4.30pm
  • Sunday 12pm - 4pm

**Please note, reduced opening hours will be in operation during the Covid-19 crisis. The Museum & Art Gallery is closed on Mondays.

Find us at:

The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS
01332 641901
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Museum of Making

Opening hours:

  • Monday-Sunday Closed

The building is currently closed to the public.

Find us at:

Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF
01332 641901
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Pickford's House

Opening hours:

  • Monday-Sunday Closed

**Pickford’s House is currently closed to the public due to the Covid-19 crisis, but we hope to be able to re-open again very soon. Please follow our News page for updates:

Find us at:

41 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DA
01332 715181
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School bookings and prices

*IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE (Schools)*: Unfortunately we’re unable to take any bookings for school visits to our sites during the Autumn 2020 term. To explore the range of outreach options available, or to join our teachers mailing list for news and updates direct to your inbox, please contact Sam and Deana on 01332 641901 or email

Standard session

  • 1.5 hour session at £4.00 + VAT per pupil costs £100.00 + VAT for 25 pupils (minimum) / £140.00 + VAT for 35 pupils (maximum)

Make and Take session

  • 2 hour session at £5.00 + VAT per pupil costs £125.00 + VAT for 25 pupils (minimum)/ £175.00 + VAT for 35 pupils (maximum)

Outreach sessions

  • Outreach is available for some sessions at £6.00 + VAT per pupil. Depending on the location of the school, prices may be higher to cover travel costs. Please enquire.

More information and how to book

For further information and bookings call Deana or Sam on 01332 641901.

You can sign up to our schools email list to be sent regular news and offers on upcoming and new sessions, by contacting us on


Visit Information

Teachers are welcome to visit the Museum prior to the school visit and are welcome to book a pre visit planning meeting.

After booking teachers are sent a Preparing for Your Visit pack

For classes of 30 children, we recommend 5 accompanying adults

A copy of Derby Museum’s risk assessment will be sent with your booking confirmation and can also be found on our website. This is a guide only and is not intended to replace your own risk assessment or any paperwork you are required to complete for your school. Please share copies of the risk assessment with your accompanying teachers and helpers.

Coaches can drop off outside the Museum and Art Gallery on Cheapside and outside Pickford’s House on Friar Gate. Mini buses and cars can park free of charge in Pickford’s House car park, accessed from Agard St.

Free lunch room facilities are available on request but must be pre-booked. It is kindly requested that pupils dispose of their rubbish in the bins provided.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Museum and Art Gallery here.
Take a Virtual Tour of Pickford’s House here.

Visiting groups are very welcome to visit our shop. You can also pre-order reasonably priced, themed goody-bags – please ask for more information when you book.

Photography is encouraged – if you have great images from your visit, we’d love to see them – please share them with us via the Derby Museums Facebook page, Derby Museums Twitter and Derby Silk Mill Twitter.


The Museum & Art Gallery is fully accessible.

At Pickford’s House, wheelchair access is limited to the ground floor, lower ground floor and garden. Toilets at this site are only accessible via stairs to the first floor.

Museum and Art Gallery Access Statement


Pickford’s House Access Statement


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