The Silk Mill will be open for Poppies: Weeping Window until Sunday 23 July 2017.
POPPIES CLOSURES - The Silk Mill building will be closed on Saturday 1 July and Saturday 15 July for private events. You will still be able to visit and view Poppies: Weeping Window, outside of the building. If you require any information, please call 01332 641901.

The building will then open for FIGMENT Derby 2017 in August 2017 and Derby Mini Maker Faire in October 2017.

The building is still available to hire through our Business Hub team.

Situated in the centre of Derby, The Silk Mill is currently undergoing a process of significant development to reinvent the Silk Mill for the 21st century through the creation of Derby Silk Mill – Museum of Making.
The new museum will display fascinating items from Derby’s rich industrial history, celebrating the makers of the past; and will be designed to empower makers of the future through inspirational environments for learning programmes and activities. The project is timed to be completed in 2019/20 and is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Derby City Council and Arts Council England.

Our project theme “Made by the Makers of Today” is a primary focus for the coming months and years. We will be offering volunteer co-production opportunities that will excite and challenge everyone, developing our collective skills and enabling us to make Derby Silk Mill – Museum of Making together. If you are interested in being part of our co-production volunteer programme for the Silk Mill project as an individual, family or as part of a community group, organisation or business – please email

Keep up-to-date with progress on the Silk Mill project by visiting the project blog or follow @derbysilkmill on twitter.