Christmas Opening Times 2016

Museum and Art Gallery Christmas Eve: 10am-4pm Christmas Day – Tuesday 27 December: CLOSED Wednesday 28 December: 10am-5pm Thursday 29 December: 10am-5pm Friday 30 December: 10am-5pm New Years Eve: 10am-4pm New Years Day: CLOSED Monday 2 January: CLOSED Tuesday 3 January: 10am-5pm The Silk Mill Christmas Eve: 1-4pm Christmas Day – Wednesday 4 January: CLOSED […]

Derby Museums receives grant from recent Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund Awards

The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, designed to promote collections development for social impact, administered by the Museums Association (MA), has awarded £528,097 to seven projects in its latest round. This includes Derby Museums, which was granted £77,637, to work with Black, Asian, and minority ethnic communities to explore how to use its World Collections to create a […]

NEW CHAIR OF TRUSTEES APPOINTED

Press release: Tuesday 1 November 2016 New museum chair of trustees uses her vast experience to steer trust and city’s museums through exciting time A Derby-born woman with extensive experience in local and national government at senior level is the new chair of the organisation that runs the city’s three museums. Pat Coleman, vice-chair of […]

Help Derby Museums and host your own Arty Party

This summer we are inviting you to join in our Everyone season, by hosting your very own Arty Party, and help raise funds to keep Derby Museum’s fantastic and free for everyone. Anyone can hold an Arty Party. All you need is a table, some pens or paints and one of Derby Museums free Arty […]

Joseph Wright paintings return home

Two paintings by Joseph Wright of Derby are coming home after a nail-biting win at auction in New York. The companion pictures, which depict the iconic mills and Willersley Castle mansion founded by Sir Richard Arkwright at Cromford, in Derbyshire, were painted very late in Wright’s career, and may be among his last works. Both […]

Think, Feel, Do

Here at Derby Museums we are passionate about embedding participation in our museums. We’ve been working hard since we were founded in 2012 to find ways to embed involvement by our communities and stakeholders in the work that we do. This has been particularly demonstrated in: the ‘RE:Make Project‘ at The Silk Mill, where we […]