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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We offer volunteering opportunities to excite, challenge and intrigue.  Meaningful co-production opportunities are at the heart of all we do and by working alongside our brilliant team of Volunteer Co-producers, we create inspiring museums built with, and for, the people of Derby.

From regular, longer-term volunteering opportunities to micro-challenges that could take just minutes of your time: every minute you give makes a difference.

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We believe that the most meaningful partnerships are built upon active involvement, shared values and fun! When you give your time, passion, skills and brilliant ideas as a Volunteer Co-producer here at Derby Museums you’ll gain so much along the way: new skills, confidence, social connections and joy to name but a few. Most of all, we hope you’ll feel really proud in the knowledge that your support helps to keep Derby Museums fantastic and free for everyone.

Read the latest Derby Museums Co-production Opportunities Newsletter and find out how other fabuloUS Volunteer Co-producers have been giving their time, having a blast and making their mark.

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