Faith in Science

NEW EXHIBITION at Derby Cathedral Open from Friday 29 September Derby was a key centre of the 18th century Midlands Enlightenment. Though focused on the activities of the Lunar Society, a club that included the engineering pioneers Matthew Boulton, James Watt and Josiah Wedgwood, the people involved were all bound by another common factor – […]


Our CALL FOR MAKERS is now open! Come and be a part of our sixth Mini Maker Faire at The Silk Mill Museum, during the next few years, Maker Faire will go on tour whilst The Silk Mill Museum undergoes a process of significant redevelopment. We’re looking for shed dwellers, couch crafters and kitchen table tinkerers […]


FIGMENT first burst on to Cathedral Green in 2016 as part of an international programme in North America and Australia. After a fabulous day of colour, celebration and creativity we are delighted to once again bring this participatory art event back to Derby. FIGMENT Derby 2017 will take place on Saturday 19th August 11:00 -17:00. Last […]

This is Normanton project receives funding

Theatre company, Fifth Word, based in the East Midlands, has received £75,200 from National Lottery players through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to fund a project that celebrates the changing landscape of Normanton Road from the 1960’s to present day. This is Normanton will be a project that culminates an original theatre performance and the […]

Derby Museums awarded business support with Creative United

Derby Museums are participating in Prosper, a business support programme from Creative United. Prosper is designed to improve confidence and capabilities within business in the arts, museums and galleries. The programme is working with 70 businesses to help increase the resilience and investment across the sector. To find out more, read the full news story here. […]

INVITATION TO TENDER: For World Cultures Gallery

THE DEADLINE FOR THIS HAS NOW PAST INVITATION TO TENDER: For World Cultures Gallery co-design, build and fit-out with community engagement  Derby Museums is inviting quotations from suitably qualified organisations for the co-design, build and fit-out of a new World Cultures gallery, including engagement with community co-producers in the process. We wish to appoint suitably […]