Museum and Art Gallery

Opening hours:

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday 12pm - 4pm

Find us at:

The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS
01332 641901
Plan your visitto Museum and Art Gallery
The Silk Mill

Opening hours:

  • Monday-Sunday Closed

Find us at:

Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF
01332 641901
Plan your visitto The Silk Mill
Pickford's House

Opening hours:

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday Closed

Find us at:

41 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DA
01332 641901
Plan your visitto Pickford's House

School bookings and prices

Booking Information

Session Costs

  • 1.5 hour session at £4.00 per pupil costs £100.00 for 25 pupils (minimum) / £140.00 for 35 pupils (maximum)
  • 2 hour session (includes Make & Take) at £5.00 per pupil costs £125.00 for 25 pupils (minimum)/ £175.00 for 35 pupils (maximum).

Download a guide to Derby Museums KS1/KS2 schools sessions.

Outreach sessions

  • Sessions are available at £6.00 per pupil. Please enquire.

Bookings can be made via our Business Hub 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 Pickfords’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 available on request but must be pre-booked

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 and The Silk Mill are both 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

The Silk Mill Access Statement

Pickford’s House Access Statement


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