Derby Museums launches ‘Derby Museums from Home’ microsite

Derby Museums today launches its brand new microsite, Derby Museums from Home, making new online content accessible throughout the lockdown. The hashtag, #MuseumFromHome, first emerged on social media in March as museums around the world were forced to close in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. It has since grown to become a global phenomenon with […]

Florence Nightingale bicentenary celebrated online by Derby Museums

Image: The Mission of Mercy: Florence Nightingale receiving the Wounded at Scutari by Jerry Barrett, 1857 © National Portrait Gallery, London With its Florence Nightingale exhibition closed to the public due to the current coronavirus lockdown, Derby Museums is making a special collection of content available online to commemorate the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale’s birth this […]

VE Day and the 12th Royal Lancers

Friday 8 May marks the 75th Anniversary of VE Day – or ‘Victory in Europe Day’ – the day at the end of the Second World War when fighting against Nazi Germany in Europe came to an end. Did you know that Derby Museums is home to the official Royal Lancers Museum? Here our Military Curator, Angela […]