Plan your visit

The Silk Mill is undergoing a process of significant development to create Derby Silk Mill – Museum of Making due to open in summer 2020. During this redevelopment it will be open for specific events only and available for hire until the end of 2017. The building will be open for Derby Christmas Chilli Fiesta on Saturday 2 December 2017. The building is available to hire until the end of 2017 through our Business Hub team. Download a Derby City Centre Map here.

Opening times

  • Monday-Sunday Closed

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.  


The shop of the Silk Mill will be closed until the Museum reopens in 2020. In the meantime, you can visit our online shop by clicking the link at the top of this page.