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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Kath Tansley

Business Support Manager

Meet Kath, our Business Support Manager. We sent Kath a few questions to discover more about her. Here is what she had to say…

  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? 
    The object I would like to be painted with would be my iPad. I love doing research into eighteenth century history, architecture and people, family tree research, plus scouring the internet for anything to do with wildlife conservation, photography and keeping in touch with family and friends.
  2. If you could be any animal from the Nature Gallery, which would you be and why?
    From the nature gallery, I would be any of the fossils…dinosaurs etc have been a passion of mine since I was a child, plus I have worked for so many years in the museum, that I think I have earned the right to be a fossil!
  3. What makes you happy?
    Being around friends and family makes me happy… and a bottle of red wine.
  4. What do you love to do in your spare time? (Aside from working at the museum, obviously)
    I love doing any of the above, plus walking my dog, watching wildlife, photography and wood turning.
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