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 […]

Derby Book Fair Opportunity for Stall Holders

Now in its third year, The Derby Book Fair is taking place on 8 June 2019, as part of the Derby Book Festival. The location for the fair is the Derby Museums at The Wardwick (former central library) in the heart of Derby City Centre. The venue has undergone a minor refurb/redecoration and is now […]

Leonardo da Vinci exhibition comes to Derby

A special exhibition commemorating the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, will see 12 of the Renaissance Master’s great drawings from the Royal Collection go on display at Derby Museum and Art Gallery from 1st February to 6th May. Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing, organised by Royal Collection Trust, will give the […]

Joseph Wright: Back to the Drawing Board

Funded by Royal Academy and Artist Rooms In 2018 the Royal Academy of Arts turned 250 years old. To coincide with this momentous occasion museums and galleries around the country have been exploring the RA through their own collections. For us at Derby Museums this means looking at our very own Joseph Wright of Derby, […]

Christmas Opening Times 2018

Museum and Art Gallery Christmas Eve – Wednesday 26 December: CLOSED Thursday 27 December: 10am-5pm Friday 28 December: 10am-5pm Saturday 29 December: 10am-5pm Sunday 30 December: 10am-5pm New Years Eve and New Years Day: CLOSED Wednesday 2 January: 10am-5pm Pickford’s House Christmas Eve – New Years Day: CLOSED Wednesday 2 January: 10am-5pm

Derby Museums wins national education award

Derby Museum and Art Gallery has received the prestigious Sandford Award, which is for quality in heritage education, and has been given a commendation for its schools provision.  The award follows an assessment visit to the museum, observations of schools’ sessions, and examination of a range of supporting processes and procedures. Derby Museum also joins […]