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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Leave a Gift in Your Will

Make a gift that will last beyond your lifetime 

Since the opening of the Museum and Art Gallery in 1879, generations of children have been shown a window on the wider world by entering through the museum’s doors, and people of all ages have enjoyed, learnt from and celebrated the work of artists and archaeologists, ceramicists and craftspeople, historians, naturalists, scientists and writers. Today we are busier than ever as we expand this work in many ways including developing our collections and exhibitions programme, telling the story of Derby – past, present and future- and reaching out to new and diverse audiences.

Could you help us to continue this work by leaving a gift in your Will?

A bequest in your Will could be directed in a number of ways:

Leaving a contribution to our Endowment Fund: this is a great way to leave a long-lasting legacy to Derby Museums, as the Endowment will provide security through building a capital fund.

Leaving a gift towards a project: you could express a wish to leave a bequest to a specific project or to one of our museums – the Museum of Making (Silk Mill), Pickford’s House or the Museum and Art Gallery.  A project could be for the restoration of a painting, the creation of a new exhibition, or money towards the acquisition of a painting, piece of porcelain etc.

Leaving an unrestricted gift: this would enable Derby Museums to direct your gift to the area of greatest need, either to help with running costs, including repairs, building or gallery renovation, or a specific project.

However small, or large, every penny of every gift will go towards continuing the valuable work of Derby Museums for the benefit people of all ages.

If you are considering leaving a bequest and would like to talk to someone at Derby Museums, please contact Jenny Cuadrado or call 01332 641901.

Objects left to the Museum (A specific gift)

If you would like to leave an object we would ask you to consult Derby Museums before writing the bequest to ensure the item involved is within the scope of our published collections policy. Please contact Spencer: to discuss your intended bequest or to discuss any wish to be recognised on an object’s label. Gifted items may be used in temporary exhibitions, events and education, as well as displays within the museums.  Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that gifted items will be on permanent display.

Writing or amending a Will does not need to be complicated or expensive; we do however recommend that you contact a solicitor for advice.

A gift of 1% in your Will can make a difference to Derby Museums so those closest to you inherit 99%.

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