The Coffee House

Take time to relax and unwind during your visit in this family friendly space and immerse yourself in Derby’s history. Enjoy delicious drinks accompanied by our homemade artisan sandwiches and locally sourced cakes, all situated within the beautiful Ceramics Gallery. Log on to our superfast free Wi-Fi and stay connected with family and friends. In […]

Joseph Wright Study Room

Derby Museums Trust care for the largest collection of oil paintings and drawings by Joseph Wright of Derby anywhere in the world and the Study Room is the place where everyone can access the entire collection which includes over 250 drawings and sketches, more than 50 engravings and 100’s of books.

Archaeology gallery

Delve into Derbyshire’s past in our archaeology gallery, full of fantastic finds from earliest prehistory to the 18th century. Chance finds and excavations have unearthed a wealth of evidence about the people who lived here long ago. Prehistoric peoples, Romans, Anglo Saxons, Vikings and Tudors all feature in the gallery – let the finds fire […]

Notice Nature Feel Joy

Nestled in the heart of the museum, the ‘notice nature feel joy’ gallery profiles nearly 2,000 amazing specimens from our natural history collection. This co-produced gallery as created with visitors and volunteers, is designed to elicit the curiosity to ‘find out more’. Immerse yourself in the surprising details around the gallery and enjoy the fascinating […]