Entry to the Museum of Making is free and you do not need to pre-book for general admission.
Visitors are advised to pre-book tickets for special exhibitions to ensure entry. Visit our What's on page to book.
Monday - Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday - 10am – 5pm
Thursday & Friday - 10am – 7pm
Sunday - 10am – 4pm
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.
Read our full access statement below.
Silk Mill Lane
FIND THE DOOR
Head across Cathedral Green towards the front of the Silk Mill. Look for the famous Bakewell Gates and enter through the large glass atrium entrance.
Follow the brown signs in the city and county for Derby Silk Mill. 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 of Making to give a discounted rate of £2.70 for a day. There are 4 accessible parking bays on Silk Mill Lane which are for use by Blue Badge holders only.
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 Derby city centre, operated by Trent Barton and Arriva. Derby bus station is a 10 minute walk away along the River Derwent directly to the Museum of Making.
The Museum of Making is on cycle routes 6, 54 and 68, part of the Derby City Cycle Map. There is outdoor bicycle parking available.
CALL: 01332 641901
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. Read our access statement here.
View the visitor guide of the Museum of Making here.
View a map of the Museum of Making here.
The Museum of Making features two beautiful areas for retail, the Shop Floor and the Hub – a dedicated space for makers. Find out more here.
Relax and unwind in our new, family-friendly café, serving fresh, seasonal and local food.