Derby Museums looks set to draw in the audiences this November with its first ever 80s Retro Arcade event, hosted in Derby’s former Central Library Building. Celebrating everything 1980s, the event will feature over 35 retro arcade games such as Space Invaders, Frogger, Donkey Kong and Paperboy, as well as four classic consoles. Visitors will […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This summer there’s a whole world to discover at Derby Museums. Take a look at our latest brochure and plan your visit here. Print a copy here.
Derby Museums is teaming up with local photographer Ofilaye to capture portraits of people with their loved objects for a new digital display at the World Cultures gallery. In a museum full of objects, the ‘Objects of Love’ collection will focus on the emotional value people place on their belongings; the things people carry with […]
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 […]
Derby Museum’s is delighted to accept the generous donation of £11,500 from the Mayor of Derby’s Charity. John Whitby the outgoing Mayor presented the cheque to Patricia Coleman – Chair of Derby Museums, the charity that manages Derby’s museums and collections. The gift will go towards Derby Museums’ Endowment fund, meaning it will be doubled […]
Drawn from a private collection of books, objects, artwork and ephemera relating to the life and works of the world’s best-selling crime author, this exhibition, a tribute to Agatha Christie, explores the mysteries that she wrote and those relating to her own life. Pickford’s House is the perfect backdrop to evoke the mood of an […]
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 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. […]
There’s lots happening from March to June 2018 at Derby Museums. Take a look at our latest brochure and plan your visit here. Print a copy here.