Covid-19 Update: Derby Museum and Art Gallery is now open with enhanced safety measures. Pickford’s House and the Silk Mill remain closed until further notice. Please read our access statement prior to your visit for full information.
Museum and Art Gallery

Opening hours:

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday-Saturday 10.30am - 4.30pm
  • Sunday 12pm - 4pm

**Please note, reduced opening hours will be in operation during the Covid-19 crisis. 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-Sunday Closed

**Pickford’s House is currently closed to the public due to the Covid-19 crisis, but we hope to be able to re-open again very soon. Please follow our News page for updates:

Find us at:

41 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DA
01332 715181
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Endowment Campaign

We are delighted to have been offered a match funding Endowment Grant of £1m by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, which means that every pound you give to Derby Museums Endowment campaign before September 2021 will be doubled, up to a total of £1m, creating a £2m Endowment for Derby Museums. This will help to secure the future of Derby Museums for everyone.


Supporting Derby Museums’ Endowment helps us to:

  • Raise the aspirations of young people to be the makers, artists and thinkers of the future
  • Look after 250,000 heritage objects in our collection
  • Continue supporting 23,000 people who take part in free family activities every year
  • Engage and inspire over 124,000 people a year


Make your mark on the new Museum of Making

Celebrate a special person by having their name permanently displayed in the entrance hall of the new Museum of Making, as part of the Endowment Campaign.

This is a one-off chance to be permanently remembered in this fantastic new Museum, which is due to open in autumn 2020. Click here to find out more.

Buy an Orrery Pin Badge

You can donate to the Endowment campaign and show your support by buying a specially commissioned and limited Orrery Pin Badge. You can buy one on Derby Museums’ online shop or visit the shop at the Museum and Art Gallery or Pickford’s House.


Make a Donation

Every donation is important to us. If you would like to support our Endowment campaign by making a donation, you can do this.

During the period of the National Lottery Heritage Fund match funding award, every pound donated will be doubled.

This means that a gift of £1,000 with gift aid and the National Lottery contribution would give £2,500 to the Endowment (at a net cost of £750 to a higher rate tax payer).

A £10,000 donation, with gift aid gives £25,000 to the Endowment (at a net cost of £7,500 to a higher rate tax payer).

If you would like to find out more about making a one-off donation, leaving a gift in your will or would like to find out other ways you can support the Endowment, please contact Jenny at or call 01332 641901. Donations of £500 and above will be featured on our donor recognition board displayed in the Museum and Art Gallery.



Every pound you donate online will be doubled by the Heritage Lottery Fund to go towards Derby Museums’ Endowment Fund. Your valuable donation will help to ensure Derby’s important heritage can continue to be enjoyed by everyone now, and for future generations to come.

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