New season announced

Our new season of events 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 […]

Be part of ‘Hidden’; a new artwork celebrating Derby histories for the Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill

Image credit: John Ball, ‘Hedgerow Priest’, 1380 – by Red Saunders Casting call We’re looking for a wide and diverse group of people to be cast members for Red Saunders’ Hidden Project; a project that shines photographic light on great moments in the long struggle of working people for democracy and social justice. Red Saunders is a […]

A stroke of genius at Derby Museums

A special exhibition commemorating the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death opens at Derby Museum and Art Gallery tomorrow, featuring 12 of the Renaissance master’s great drawings from the Royal Collection. Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing, organised by Royal Collection Trust, will give the widest-ever UK audience the opportunity to see the […]