Derby Museum & Art Gallery & Pickford’s House are currently closed until further notice to comply with Government guidance. The Silk Mill is undergoing refurbishment to become the Museum of Making. Please visit our News page and social media channels for further updates.
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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Join the Derby Museums Friends

Becoming a Friend is a fantastic way to show your support for Derby Museums, and as a thank you, you will enjoy some great benefits which will help you get the most out of your museum.

We offer both Individual, Individual + Guest and Family memberships, so whether you want to take advantage of free entry to our series of Friends talks, or are looking for new ways to create and discover as a family, we have a membership package to suit what you love most about Derby Museums. A Friend membership also makes a great present for someone who enjoys visiting Derby Museums.

How to join 

You can become a member by visiting our online shop or by  picking up a leaflet from either the Museum and Art Gallery or Pickford’s House. If you would like to find out more about becoming a Friend, you can email us at or call 01332 641901


     Individual Membership      £26  per annum

  • Events programme exclusive to our Friends including socials
  • Free entry to our programme of ‘Friends talks’
  • Regular newsletter, including regular articles and the latest news and information on upcoming events to keep you in the loop
  • 10% discount in our café and shops

If you are aged 25 or under, you can enjoy these benefits for only £10! Come into the museums to complete a membership form


Individual + Guest  Membership                £31  per annum

With our Individual + Guest Membership you can receive all the same benefits as our Individual Membership, with the additional bonus of bringing someone along with you to any of our Friends events!


Family Membership                 £35  per annum

Covers 2 adults and up to 4 children under 16

  • Advanced Notice for family events
  • A regular newsletter, including ‘Family Corner’, with competitions, updates on all our family events, and activities to keep little ones entertained!
  • Free entry to our programme of ‘Friends talks’
  • 10% discount in our café and shops



Lifetime Membership Options                     From £260

Derby Museums now offers the option to purchase lifetime membership with a discounted option for members over 65. Life membership options range from £260 – £470, as a one off payment. You can become a life member of the Derby Museums Friends via our online shop or by emailing


How your membership will help

As a registered charity, Derby Museums relies on the generosity of all our supporters to help keep the museums and our collections fantastic and free for everyone. That’s why every Friend is important to us. With your support, we can continue to create opportunities for lifelong learning and enjoyment.




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