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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Adopt an Object

Dozens of quirky objects are up for adoption.

Which Pickford’s House hero will you choose? 

Every object in Pickford’s House tells a story, from the mahogany cheese cradle, to the magnificent morning room piano.

You can champion your personal favourite Pickford’s House hero by adopting it for a year, or adopting it on the behalf of a loved one.

As a Pickford’s House adopter you will receive:

  • An old fashioned luggage tag with a name of your choice on your object.
  • The opportunity to visit your adopted object anytime Pickford’s House is open, and go behind the velvet ropes.
  • A  certificate celebrating your new adoption

By adopting an object, you will be supporting the funding of family activities in the museum, ensuring that Derby Museums continues to be an inspiring place for everyone.

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