Derby Museums’ three sites (the Museum & Art Gallery, Pickford’s House and the Silk Mill) are temporarily closed until further notice. Please visit our website and social media channels for updates. Please email with enquiries. We look forward to welcoming you back when it is safe for us to do so.
Museum and Art Gallery

Opening hours:

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

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

Pickford's House is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Find us at:

41 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DA
01332 715181
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Laura Lopez Riveiro

Silk Mill Project Administrator

We took a little time out to have a chat with Laura and find out 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?

I think the main object would be my kindle book, which I carry around everywhere when I’m at home. I imagine the painting like that scene in Sweeny Todd: me, standing up in front of a window with my arm extended in the air holding my kindle and saying “at last, my arm is complete”. Next to me, a table with my organiser open, my coloured pens, fun stickers, my headphones and a tambourine. As soon as the “Joseph Wright photo filter” is created I will make it a reality.

  1. If you could be any animal from the Nature Gallery, which would you be and why?

The pufferfish because it’s amazing and also because I love swimming and I miss living next to the sea.

  1. What makes you happy?

Learning new things (like new words or when I learnt that goats have rectangular pupils) and watching cat videos.

  1. What do you love to do in your spare time? (Aside from working at the museum, obviously)

I love buying books, reading, spending time with my loved ones and dancing (not in that order).


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