Rams go into lockdown as Derby Ram Trail is postponed to 2021

A handful of beautifully decorated rams were shepherded back to the Derby Ram Trail painting space by Middlebrook Transport this morning, following the decision to delay delivery of this world-class art trail due to take place this summer to 2021. This difficult decision has been taken as a precautionary measure to help minimise the spread […]

Derby Museum and Art Gallery set to re-open after lockdown

We will be re-opening from Tuesday 7th July With new safety measures now in place, Derby Museum and Art Gallery is set to re-open its doors to the public in the first week of July after nearly four months of closure under the Coronavirus lockdown. Derby Museum and Art Gallery, which closed its doors to […]

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 […]

Postponement of Derby Ram Trail

     The Derby Ram Trail team has decided to delay delivery of this world-class art trail due to take place this summer. This difficult decision has been taken in response to the recent Covid-19 (Coronavirus) developments and the social distancing measures currently in place potentially being extended. We look forward to bringing this fantastic event […]

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 […]