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: www.derbymuseums.org/news

Find us at:

41 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DA
01332 715181
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Christine Waterhouse

Commercial Events Manager

We met with Christine to find out more about her and here is what we discovered…

  1. Many of the people that Joseph Wright painted chose to be depicted with an object that tells us something about them as a person. What object would you choose and why?
    I would choose a glass of bubbly – the bubbles fizzing over reflect my enthusiastic, passionate and positive nature!
  1. If you could be any animal from the Nature Gallery, which would you be and why?
    It would have to be the ‘dancing’ Sun Bear as I love a good boogie.
  1. What makes you happy?
    My children, spa breaks, bike rides, dancing and tea – in a china cup!
  1. What do you love to do in your spare time? (Aside from working at the museum, obviously)
    Lots of things really, but I especially love a Centre Parcs break with the family.  I do seem to spend quite a bit of time clearing up after my teenage daughter who loves to bake cakes, can’t complaint though as she always needs a taste tester…
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