Plan your visit

The Silk Mill will be open for Poppies: Weeping Window until Sunday 23 July 2017. POPPIES CLOSURES - The Silk Mill building will be closed on Saturday 1 July and Saturday 15 July for private events. You will still be able to visit and view Poppies: Weeping Window, outside of the building. If you require any information, please call 01332 641901. The building will then open for FIGMENT Derby 2017 in August 2017 and Derby Mini Maker Faire in October 2017. The building is still available to hire through our Business Hub team. Download a Derby City Centre Map here.

Opening times

  • Monday-Wednesday 10am - 5pm
  • Thursday 10am - 8pm
  • Friday-Sunday 10am - 5pm

Find the door

Head across Cathedral Green towards the front of the Silk Mill. Look for the double glass doors, to the right of the famous Bakewell Gates.

Access and facilities

At 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.


Looking for a fun and quirky gift? The Silk Mill is a great one stop shop for unusual gadgets and gizmos for all your friends and family; from kits for aspiring makers to gifts inspired by our very own workshop! Every gift bought in our shop helps keep Derby Museums fantastic and free for everyone!