Derby Museums’ Alchemist Ball smashes fundraising target

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 […]

Faith in Science

NEW EXHIBITION at Derby Cathedral Open from Friday 29 September Derby was a key centre of the 18th century Midlands Enlightenment. Though focused on the activities of the Lunar Society, a club that included the engineering pioneers Matthew Boulton, James Watt and Josiah Wedgwood, the people involved were all bound by another common factor – […]

This is Normanton project receives funding

Theatre company, Fifth Word, based in the East Midlands, has received £75,200 from National Lottery players through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to fund a project that celebrates the changing landscape of Normanton Road from the 1960’s to present day. This is Normanton will be a project that culminates an original theatre performance and the […]

Derby Museums awarded business support with Creative United

Derby Museums are participating in Prosper, a business support programme from Creative United. Prosper is designed to improve confidence and capabilities within business in the arts, museums and galleries. The programme is working with 70 businesses to help increase the resilience and investment across the sector. To find out more, read the full news story here. […]

INVITATION TO TENDER: For World Cultures Gallery

THE DEADLINE FOR THIS HAS NOW PAST INVITATION TO TENDER: For World Cultures Gallery co-design, build and fit-out with community engagement  Derby Museums is inviting quotations from suitably qualified organisations for the co-design, build and fit-out of a new World Cultures gallery, including engagement with community co-producers in the process. We wish to appoint suitably […]

Derby Museums Annual Review 2015-2016

This year we’ve welcomed over 110,000 visitors to Derby Museums through a varied programme of exhibitions, activities and commercial events. Highlights include Joseph Wright and the Lure of Italy as part of The Grand Tour programme and Matisse: Drawing with Scissors, both at the Museum and Art Gallery. The development project to transform The Silk Mill […]

Museum works with 64 Million Artists to inspire creativity

To reinforce and encourage the benefits of everyday creativity, Derby Museums are teaming up with 64 Million Artists, a national campaign that is working to unlock the potential of everyone in the UK through creativity. As a Happy Museum Derby Museums, are committed to creating the conditions for wellbeing in our venues and for January […]