Derby Museums to Close as Second National Lockdown Announced


The closures will affect both Derby Museum and Art Gallery and Pickford’s House from Wednesday

Derby Museums will once again close its doors to the public this week in response to the Government’s announcement of a second national lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

All three museum sites — Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Pickford’s House and the Silk Mill — will close to the public from 4pm on Wednesday 4 November for a period of four weeks. Derby Museums will continue to run online events and activities during this time from their microsite, Derby Museums From Home.

The public are being asked to follow Derby Museums’ website ( and social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – all @derbymuseums) for further updates, including information about event cancellations and re-opening.