The Silk Mill is undergoing a process of significant development to create Derby Silk Mill – Museum of Making due to open in summer 2020. During this redevelopment it will be open for specific events only and available for hire until the end of 2017.

The building will be open for FIGMENT Derby 2017 on Saturday 19th August 2017 and Derby Mini Maker Faire on Saturday 28th October 2017.

The building is available to hire until the end of 2017 through our Business Hub team.

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 gemma@derbymuseums.org

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