Covid-19 pandemic prompts closure of Derby Museums

The closures will affect both Derby Museum and Art Gallery and Pickford’s House from Wednesday Derby Museums will temporarily close its doors to the public this week in response to the government’s latest advice asking people to avoid public places to limit the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. The move follows similar closures at venues […]

Bicentenary of Florence Nightingale’s birth celebrated with special exhibits at Derby Museums

Image: The Mission of Mercy: Florence Nightingale receiving the Wounded at Scutari by Jerry Barrett, 1857 © National Portrait Gallery, London Derby Museums is marking the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale’s birth this year with a number of special exhibits celebrating her life and work, including a rare portrait on loan from the National Portrait Gallery, London […]

It’s lambing season for Derby Museums!

As the sun rose over Derby this morning, Bo Peep and her flock of lambs (and a crew of Derby Museums staff!) waited expectantly for their first delivery of ram sculptures to arrive at the intu centre, ready to be painted by artists for the Derby Ram Trail, coming to the city in June. The […]