Help Derby Museums and host your own Arty Party

This summer we are inviting you to join in our Everyone season, by hosting your very own Arty Party, and help raise funds to keep Derby Museum’s fantastic and free for everyone. Anyone can hold an Arty Party. All you need is a table, some pens or paints and one of Derby Museums free Arty […]

Joseph Wright paintings return home

Two paintings by Joseph Wright of Derby are coming home after a nail-biting win at auction in New York. The companion pictures, which depict the iconic mills and Willersley Castle mansion founded by Sir Richard Arkwright at Cromford, in Derbyshire, were painted very late in Wright’s career, and may be among his last works. Both […]

Think, Feel, Do

Here at Derby Museums we are passionate about embedding participation in our museums. We’ve been working hard since we were founded in 2012 to find ways to embed involvement by our communities and stakeholders in the work that we do. This has been particularly demonstrated in: the ‘RE:Make Project‘ at The Silk Mill, where we […]