Derby Museums’ three sites (the Museum & Art Gallery, Pickford’s House and the Silk Mill) are temporarily closed until further notice. Please visit our website and social media channels for updates. Please email with enquiries. We look forward to welcoming you back when it is safe for us to do so.
Museum and Art Gallery

Opening hours:

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday 12pm - 4pm

The Museum & Art Gallery is closed on Mondays.

Find us at:

The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS
01332 641901
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Museum of Making

Opening hours:

  • Monday-Sunday Closed

The building is currently closed to the public.

Find us at:

Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF
01332 641901
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Pickford's House

Opening hours:

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday Closed

Pickford's House is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Find us at:

41 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DA
01332 715181
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Derby Museums is for the thinker and maker in all of us

Together we make museums for the head, heart and hands. We will do this by:

  • Being independent
  • Fostering a spirit of experimentation
  • Pursuing mutual relationships
  • Creating the conditions for well-being (helping people connect with others, keep learning, take notice of the world and give back to the community)
  • Proving that we are doing it

By 2022

  • Every school in Derby will engage with Derby Museums.
  • We will transition to a mixed and sustainable funding model with a 45:55 mix earned income and public investment.
  • Through exhibitions and programmes all the communities of our city will recognize they have something to say about the story of our city.
  • We will lead an international programme to promote the work of Joseph Wright of Derby – the ‘painter of light’.
  • We will be regarded as one of the world’s most innovative and resourceful regional museums.

Company registration number –  8036113.
VAT number – 142207452.
Charity registration number – 1149710.

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