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Venue Hire

On the site of the world’s first factory, Derby’s iconic Silk Mill offers a stunning industrial backdrop on the banks of the River Derwent.

Host your event in one of our unique and historic locations

Derby’s iconic Silk Mill stands on the site of the world’s first factory and is the gateway to the Derwent Valley Mills UNESCO World Heritage Site. Grade II listed and soon to be opened as the Museum of Making, this impressive 18th Century building offers a stunning industrial backdrop for your event on the banks of the River Derwent. The centrepiece of the Civic Hall is a Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine suspended above your head!

We have a range of premier meeting rooms, gallery spaces and halls available to hire for large events; the details of which will be published here very soon. Please contact our Events Manager Christine for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!

Interested in our unique spaces?

The Museum of Making offers a stunning industrial backdrop for your event on the banks of the River Derwent. Take your wedding vows in our stunning Civic Hall beneath the impressive Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 Engine, host a gala dinner in the Italian Mill complete with bar, or hold your business meeting in one of our premier meeting rooms featuring high tech AV and bean-to-cup coffee facilities. At the Museum of Making, you'll be sure to make an impression. Contact our Events team for more information at: [email protected]