Museum and Art Gallery

Opening hours:

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday 12pm - 4pm

Find us at:

The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS
01332 641901
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The Silk Mill

Opening hours:

  • Monday-Sunday Closed

Find us at:

Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF
01332 641901
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Pickford's House

Opening hours:

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday Closed

Find us at:

41 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DA
01332 641901
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Jonathan Wallis

Head of Museums

Meet Jonathan, our Head of Museums. To help you find out a little more about him, we asked him some questions, here is what we found out…

  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?
    A book, probably Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens, because I’ve been on the board of the Dickens Museum in London for 3 years and I love his travelogue style.
  2. If you could be any animal from the Nature Gallery, which would you be and why?
    The Brazilian Tree Porcupine because they look so mischievous and fun!
  3. What makes you happy?
    A lazy day at home, with cups of tea and a book
  4. What do you love to do in your spare time? (Aside from working at the museum, obviously)
    Lots of things! I like to make spoons out of wood. It is great to get hands on and make something from nothing, nothing better than being creative.
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