Derby Museums Annual Review 2020-2021

Museum of Making and the River Derwent [c] Derby Museums 2021

This years annual review reflects on this most extraordinary of years. Not many museums save lives, nor do they provide the essential front-line services provided by health care workers, transport operatives and people who kept the shops stacked with food. They do, however, provide moments for joy and curiosity and can give pride to people in the place where they live. In a year where many people were stuck at home, caring for relatives, teaching their children or enduring isolation, Derby Museums created activities to take peoples’ minds off the pandemic and planned for a time when they were able to get out and about again. 

This Annual Review explores how we remained vital and relevant to our communities, built a new museum and stayed resilient, providing hope for the future.