Museum and Art Gallery

Opening hours:

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

The Museum is closed on Mondays but open on Bank Holiday Monday 6 May for the last day of the Leoanrdo da Vinci exhibition.

Find us at:

The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS
01332 641901
Plan your visitto Museum and Art Gallery
Museum of Making

Opening hours:

  • Monday-Sunday Closed

Find us at:

Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF
01332 641901
Plan your visitto Museum of Making
Pickford's House

Opening hours:

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

Find us at:

41 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DA
01332 715181
Plan your visitto Pickford's House

Rachel Atherton

Co - Production Curator (Human History)

We wanted to find out a little bit more about Rachel so we sent her some questions and 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?
    A polished stone axe. These have been developed by people all over the world, often independently and at different times, and are a wonderful example of how people, when faced with the same problems to solve and the same natural resources, come up with the same solutions. I love this as a  wonderful illustration of the commonality of human experience and ingenuity.

 

  1. If you could be any animal from the Nature Gallery, which would you be and why?
    The raven – they are inquisitive and ingenious, adaptable, empathetic and form strong family and friendship groups

 

  1. What makes you happy?
    Spring, sunshine, rain, colour, animals (apart from slugs…) and music.

 

  1. What do you love to do in your spare time? (Aside from working at the museum, obviously)
    Reading and gardening, walking in the countryside imagining past lives and landscapes….
Who made this website?