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
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Ceramics Gallery

Surrounding the café tables is a truly remarkable collection of historic porcelain and ceramic ware from Derbyshire. The collection has been recently rearranged and through these stunning objects we’re able to explore the stories and themes that our visitors requested. Together the cases show the development of porcelain vessels in Derbyshire from the 17th century onwards.

What can I see?

The collection of historic factory made ceramics on display in this gallery show the range of wonderful tableware produced in Derby and the local area. From the finest quality porcelain from the 18th Century Derby Porcelain Company and Royal Crown Derby, to the more everyday 20th century wares from Denby and T.G. Green there is something suit every taste.

Look out for eleven stimulating contemporary interventions including a delicate porcelain vessel by Angela Verdon, intriguing porcelain casts of her body by Jayne Falconer and stunning ceramic beetles by Anna Collette Hunt.

What can I do?

An intimate resource area, co-designed with students from The University of Derby, is packed with books and objects to handle. Here you can take a look at some of the preparatory sketches and watercolour designs that were hand painted onto the objects and see some of the tools that were used to make the objects.
 
There are other places that you can see porcelain and ceramics in Derby. Why not visit Pickford's House to see the table laid with porcelain in the Dining Room or The Silk Mill to see the models used to make Derby porcelain figures curated by contemporary artist, Paul Matosic.
 
Porcelain making continues today at Royal Crown Derby. Visit their Museum and Visitor Centre to find out more.
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
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