New Season Announced

Our latest season of events has just been announced! With our exciting exhibitions and events you’re sure to find something to brighten even the darkest of winter days. October saw the launch of the Derbyshire Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019-2020 with a visit from His Excellency Ambassador Tsuroka – Japanese Ambassador to the UK – […]

Artists wanted for Derby Ram Trail!

Derby Museums are inviting artists from across Derbyshire and beyond to submit their designs for the Derby Ram Trail, a unique public art event that will take place in the city centre next summer. Based on artist Michael Pegler’s famous stone ram sculpture, located on Derby’s East Street, the Derby Ram Trail will see 30, […]

Derby Museums develops international partnership for a new generation of collaborative leaders

Image courtesy of Dessa Lohrey Derby Museums has been successful in securing funding and support from Arts Council England and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch) to develop a ‘Transforming Leadership’ programme in a significant international partnership. Derby Museums is teaming up with National Arts Strategies (NAS) with support from the University of Pennsylvania’s Center […]

Rolls-Royce aircraft engine winched into the new Museum of Making, Derby

Image credit: Photograph taken by Speller Metcalfe Rolls-Royce aircraft engine winched into the new Museum of Making, Derby One year from now this engine, plus 50,000 other objects will be on display Video credit: Video produced by Speller Metcalfe Whilst families are enjoying the summer holidays, staff and volunteers have been busy continuing to create the new […]

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 […]