Plan your visitThe 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 FIGMENT Derby 2017 on Saturday 19th August 2017 and Derby Mini Maker Faire on Saturday 28th October 2017. The building is available to hire until the end of 2017 through our Business Hub team. Download a Derby City Centre Map here.
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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.