Let’s MAKE Christmas: Calling Artists and Makers!

Image credit: All work in image produced by Justine Nettleton We’re looking for Midlands-based Artists and Makers to take part in this year’s Christmas campaign in the Museum Shop! Following the success of last year’s event, and back by popular demand, this Christmas sees the return of Let’s MAKE Christmas; a seasonal celebration of contemporary […]

Derby Museums seeks a flock of sponsors for its Derby Ram Trail

A unique world-class sculpture trail in Derby for summer 2020 Derby Museums are seeking support from the local business community today at the official launch of the Derby Ram Trail; an amazing public art event that will see over 30 Ram sculptures threaded across the city next summer in support of the charity. Nottingham have […]

Derbyshire people recreate historic scenes for once-in-a-lifetime photo shoot

Following a casting call issued by Derby Museums in February, over one hundred Derbyshire people will be brought together, costumed and made-up as historic characters this week to be photographed for artist Red Saunders’ latest Hidden project, created for the new Museum of Making. Internationally renowned photographer Red Saunders, combines his photographic practice with political […]

New season announced

Our new What’s On guide is out today! There are exhibitions and events for all this Summer. Don’t miss our fantastic family friendly summer exhibition at the Museum and Art Gallery; Brick History: A World of LEGO® Awaits! Autumn sees our Japanese Season of Culture and another fantastic exhibition entitled Japanese Ghosts and Demons: Woodblock […]

History comes to life in LEGO® bricks at Derby Museums

Brick History, a fantastic exhibition from LEGO® creator Warren Elsmore and his team, opens at Derby Museum and Art Gallery this Friday 24th May, just in time for the school holidays. Brick History: A World of LEGO® Awaits is a journey through the history of the world, re-imagined in LEGO® bricks by Warren Elsmore and […]

Closing time for Leonardo da Vinci exhibition

Image credit: Visitors examine details of The Head of Leda by Leonardo da Vinci, c. 1504-6, Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019 Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing, currently on display at Derby Museum & Art Gallery, comes to a close this Bank Holiday Monday after a three-month run […]

Martin Clayton from Royal Collections Trust discusses Leonardo

Love Leonardo? Watch Martin Clayton, Head of Prints and Drawings at Royal Collection Trust, tell us more about the artist behind these 500 year old works of art – and his ways of working. To find out more about the exhibition at Derby Museums, click here. For information about upcoming Leonardo events, click here. Interview […]

Apprentices restore historic clock for the new Museum of Making

Image caption: Apprentices, Sam Schoonderwoerd and Mitchell Eaton, undertake clock dial restoration at Smith of Derby. Apprentices at Smith of Derby have been busy restoring Derby’s historic Harrison clock for installation in the new Museum of Making when it re-opens to the public in 2020. First installed at Derby Guildhall in 1842, the Harrison turret […]