Museum & Art Gallery

Visit the Museum & Art Gallery

A maze of historic architecture and intriguing collections, each room very different from the last. We invite you to come and explore - you’ll never know what’s around the corner!
Opening times
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Opening Times

Entry to the Museum & Art Gallery is free and you do not need to pre-book.

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday - 12.00pm – 4.00pm


The Strand

Getting here


Offsite parking is available nearby at the Assembly Rooms, Bold Lane and Chapel Street car parks and parking cards can be validated at the Museum and Art Gallery to give a discounted rate of £2.50 for a day. The nearest offsite car park is on Bold Lane, 50 metres from the museum, where there are 11 clearly marked Blue Badge parking spaces available free of charge. This car park is open twenty four hours a day.


With a direct train from London to Derby, you can be at any of our museums in less than two hours!


There are frequent and regular bus services into the city centre, operated by Trent Barton and Arriva. Derby Bus Station is a 10 minute walk away.


There are bicycle racks outside the museum entrance on The Strand.

Finding the front door

The main entrance to the Museum and Art Gallery can be found on The Strand. The door is opposite the end of Sadler Gate and within view of Bold Lane car park. It is not possible to enter the building through the adjoining Derby Library.

Facilities & access
MaG shop


At Derby Museums we want everyone to be able to enjoy our exhibitions and events, and we have taken every measure to ensure that we are as open and accessible to as many people as possible. The Museum and Art Gallery is  fully wheelchair-accessible and assistance may be provided if required.

See our full access statement here


Our beautiful shop at The Museum and Art Gallery is the perfect place to find that special souvenir from your visit or gift for family and friends. We are proud to support local makers and many of our ranges from ceramics to jewellery and prints to children’s toys are unique to us.

Food & drink