Derby Museums Annual Review 2015-2016

This year we’ve welcomed over 110,000 visitors to Derby Museums through a varied programme of exhibitions, activities and commercial events. Highlights include Joseph Wright and the Lure of Italy as part of The Grand Tour programme and Matisse: Drawing with Scissors, both at the Museum and Art Gallery. The development project to transform The Silk Mill […]

Museum works with 64 Million Artists to inspire creativity

To reinforce and encourage the benefits of everyday creativity, Derby Museums are teaming up with 64 Million Artists, a national campaign that is working to unlock the potential of everyone in the UK through creativity. As a Happy Museum Derby Museums, are committed to creating the conditions for wellbeing in our venues and for January […]

Christmas Opening Times 2016

Museum and Art Gallery Christmas Eve: 10am-4pm Christmas Day – Tuesday 27 December: CLOSED Wednesday 28 December: 10am-5pm Thursday 29 December: 10am-5pm Friday 30 December: 10am-5pm New Years Eve: 10am-4pm New Years Day: CLOSED Monday 2 January: CLOSED Tuesday 3 January: 10am-5pm The Silk Mill Christmas Eve: 1-4pm Christmas Day – Wednesday 4 January: CLOSED […]

Derby Museums receives grant from recent Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund Awards

The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, designed to promote collections development for social impact, administered by the Museums Association (MA), has awarded £528,097 to seven projects in its latest round. This includes Derby Museums, which was granted £77,637, to work with Black, Asian, and minority ethnic communities to explore how to use its World Collections to create a […]