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 […]

December fun thanks to the National Lottery #ThanksToYou

From 4-9 December 2018, Derby Museums is offering a special Buy-One-Get-One-Free deal* on hot drinks to National Lottery players in its Coffee House at Derby Museum & Art Gallery on the Strand. Derby Museums is one of hundreds of participating National Lottery-funded visitor attractions across the UK saying ‘thanks’ to people who have raised money […]