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.
This year we’ve welcomed almost 125,000 visitors to Derby Museums through a varied programme of exhibitions, activities and commercial events. Highlights include The Story of Children’s Television from 1946 to Today, A Personal Collection of Vivienne Westwood Shoes at Pickford’s House and the start of the redevelopment of our World Cultures gallery. We were also […]
From 12 to 17 December 2017, we are offering a Buy One Get One Free offer on all hot drinks to National Lottery players, in The Coffee House at the Museum and Art Gallery. Derby Museums are offering a Buy One Get One Free offer on all hot drinks to National Lottery players, in The […]
We’ve had an indUStrious month with Halloween, half-term and a heck of a lot of co-production volunteering! During October our brilliant volunteer community collectively gave a whopping 1,724 hours in volunteering to Derby Museums Trust. The following Opportunities Post is possibly the largest ever and is jam packed with exciting new ways to get active, […]
PRESS RELEASE: Wednesday 1 November 2017 Derby Museum and Art Gallery ARTIST ROOMS Richard Long Drawn From the Land 2 December 2017 – 4 March 2018 Derby Museums will host a solo exhibition by internationally acclaimed artist Richard Long as part of ARTIST ROOMS. Richard Long (b. 1945) was among the foremost of a new generation […]
There’s lots happening from November 2017 through to February 2018 at Derby Museums. Take a look at our latest brochure and plan your visit here. Print a copy here.
Derby Museums hosted a sell-out fundraising ball at their Silk Mill on the 14 October, adding momentum to its Heritage Lottery Fund Heritage Endowments campaign. This annual event welcomed 149 guests and with match funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, raised £23,223 towards their Heritage Endowments fund, to help secure the long term future of […]
PRESS RELEASE: Wednesday 11 October The painting had been acquired by Derby Museum in the 1950s, but the attribution to Wright was doubted by scholars. In recent years the painting was believed to be by an unknown artist, and showed an unidentified location – a ruined bridge. But research and conservation carried out in partnership […]