Plan your visit

The Silk Mill will be closed on a regular basis after Saturday 29 April 2017. The building is still available to hire through our Business Hub team, will be open for Derby Mini Maker Faire in October 2017, FIGMENT Derby 2017 in August 2017 and for Poppies: Weeping Window in June 2017.

Opening times

  • Monday-Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday 3pm - 9pm
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday 1pm - 5pm
  • 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.


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!