Derby Museums Annual Review 2016-2017

This year we’ve welcomed almost 125,000 visitors to Derby Museums through a varied programme of exhibitions, activities and commercial events. Highlights include The Story of Children’s Television from 1946 to Today, A Personal Collection of Vivienne Westwood Shoes at Pickford’s House and the start of the redevelopment of our World Cultures gallery. We were also […]

Derby Museums launches dual exhibitions confronting global energy challenges

Press Release: Tuesday 21 November 2017 Derby Museums, in collaboration with the Stories of Change project, is launching a pair of exhibitions challenging our understanding of the energy stories in everyday objects. Spread across the top two floors of Derby’s finest Georgian townhouse, Pickford’s House, these exhibitions will showcase objects never before seen and delve […]

Volunteer Opportunities – November 2017

We’ve had an indUStrious month with Halloween, half-term and a heck of a lot of co-production volunteering! During October our brilliant volunteer community collectively gave a whopping 1,724 hours in volunteering to Derby Museums Trust.  The following Opportunities Post is possibly the largest ever and is jam packed with exciting new ways to get active, […]

Derby Museums’ Alchemist Ball smashes fundraising target

Derby Museums hosted a sell-out fundraising ball at their Silk Mill on the 14 October, adding momentum to its Heritage Lottery Fund Heritage Endowments campaign. This annual event welcomed 149 guests and with match funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, raised £23,223 towards their Heritage Endowments fund, to help secure the long term future of […]