Plan your visitSituated in the centre of Derby, The Silk Mill is currently undergoing a process of significant development to reinvent the Silk Mill for the 21st century through the creation of Derby Silk Mill – Museum of Making. The new museum will display fascinating items from Derby’s rich industrial history, celebrating the makers of the past; and will be designed to empower makers of the future through inspirational environments for learning programmes and activities.
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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 statement.
How to get here
The nearest car park is on Sowter Road, 0.2km from The Silk Mill, which has 50 spaces. Up to 1/2hr £1; up to 1hr £1.50; up to 2hrs £2.50; up to 3hrs £3.50; up to 4hrs £4.50; up to 12hrs £5. There are two On-Street Dedicated Parking Spaces on Full Street.
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 Derby city centre, operated by Trent Barton and Arriva. Derby bus station is a 10 minute walk away along the River Derwent directly to The Silk Mill.
The Silk Mill is on cycle routes 6, 54 and 68, part of the Derby City Cycle Map. There is outdoor bicycle parking to the left of the main entrance.