Derby Museums’ seeks to build on its £23,000 fundraising success at its November Celestial Ball

On 10th November, Derby Museums aims to repeat last year’s success of raising £11,500, which was then doubled by the Heritage Lottery Fund with this year’s Celestial Ball. A spearhead event in Derby Museums’ calendar, the Celestial Ball will be raising funds for the Derby Museums Endowment campaign, helping to secure the future of Derby’s […]

Call for Makers: Derby Mini Maker Faire 2018

Our CALL FOR MAKERS is now open! We’re looking for shed dwellers, couch crafters and kitchen table tinkerers to share their passion for making and show off their home-grown projects, at the 7th Derby Mini Maker Faire  on Saturday 27 October, at Eagle Market, Derby. There are a range of ways you can participate by […]

Let’s MAKE Christmas

This Christmas we are holding a celebration of contemporary craft produced in the region from Saturday 20 October – Friday 21 December 2018. We are looking for Midlands based creatives, makers & artisans to take part in Let’s MAKE Christmas at Derby Museum and Art Gallery shop. We are particularly interested in prints, ceramics, jewellery and […]

Derby Museums announce substantial investment in new Midlands Maker Challenge

As the city celebrates Inspiring Derby week (Monday 18th June – Saturday 23rd June 2018), Derby Museums is delighted to announce that Midlands based engineering firm IMI plc have made a substantial donation, creating the basis for an exciting new competition – the Midlands Maker Challenge. The investment will allow the new Museum of Making […]

Introducing Make Works Derby and Derbyshire

Make Works are making manufacturing accessible. Think of it like a public library. An open resource made by dedicated factory finders where you can discover skilled manufacturers, tools and materials to make work with in your area. We have been out in Derby and Derbyshire with Co-production volunteers to film local manufacturers over the past […]

Derby Museums Business Plan 2018 -2022

Derby Museums has published a new Business Plan that sets out our strategic objectives and how we plan to develop the organisation over the next 4 years. The plan’s high level aims align with the goals of Arts Council England of promoting excellence, providing access for all, building sustainable organisations, innovation and working with young people. […]