Plan your visitIn the heart of Derby city centre lies The Museum and Art Gallery where there is always something new to see, from our collection of Joseph Wright paintings, which is the largest in the world, to touring exhibitions, to an award winning Coffee House. The Museum and Art Gallery is a maze of historic architecture and intriguing collections, each room very different from the last. We invite you to come and explore - you’ll never know what’s around the corner! Download a Derby City Centre Map here. Temporary closure of some galleries at the Museum & Art Gallery on Sunday 8 October All galleries, apart from the Archaeology Gallery, notice nature feel joy Gallery, A Curious Turn exhibition and the exhibition, Dear Reader, will be closed.
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Access and facilitiesAt Derby Museums we want everyone to be able to enjoy our exhibitions and events, and we have taken every measure to ensure that we are as open and accessible to as many people as possible. Read our access policy.
How to get here
The nearest off site car park is Parksafe on Bold Lane, 50 metres from the museum, which has 350 daytime spaces. There is a charge of £4.40 for up to 4 hours. There are 11 clearly marked Blue Badge parking spaces available free of charge. This car park is open twenty four hours a day.
With a direct train from London to Derby, you can be at any of our museums in less than two hours!
There are frequent and regular bus services into the city centre, operated by Trent Barton and Arriva. Derby Bus Station is a 10 minute walk away.
There are bicycle racks outside the museum entrance on The Strand.