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 […]

Mini Ram Trail competition launched for Derby schools

As part of the Derby Ram Trail taking place this summer, Derby Museums together with Education sponsors Rolls-Royce, are inviting Derby city schools (Primary, Secondary and SEND) to take part in a cross-school art competition, giving pupils the opportunity to get their own mini ram on a trail around the Museum and Art Gallery. A […]

New Season Announced – March to June 2020

Our latest season of events has just been announced! With our exciting exhibitions and events you’re sure to find something to enjoy. February has seen the launch of brand new exhibition Process and Progress: The Creative Journeys of Ronald Pope and the Artists of the Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award. Featuring the stunning art of modernist […]

An Exceptional Year for Derby Museums

It’s been an exceptional year for Derby Museums! We have just released our Annual Review which you can see here: Annual Review 2018-19. Please read on for an end-of-year message from Tony Butler, Executive Director at Derby Museums. Dear supporter, This year has been an exceptional one for Derby Museums. Despite the continued fall in […]