Derby Museums’ three sites (the Museum & Art Gallery, Pickford’s House and the Silk Mill) are temporarily closed until further notice. Please visit our website and social media channels for updates. Please email info@derbymuseums.org with enquiries. We look forward to welcoming you back when it is safe for us to do so.
Museum and Art Gallery

Opening hours:

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday 12pm - 4pm

The Museum & Art Gallery is closed on Mondays.

Find us at:

The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS
01332 641901
info@derbymuseums.org
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Morning coffee and cake with Esther Rutter – CANCELLED – hope to postpone to autumn 2020

**Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19, Derby Book Festival has been cancelled. The organisers hope to reschedule planned events in the autumn. Please check their website for further details: www.derbybookfestival.co.uk **

This Golden Fleece: A Journey Through Britain’s Knitted History

This Golden Fleece is a meditation on the craft and history of knitting, and a fascinating exploration of wool’s influence on our landscape, history and culture.
Esther Rutter grew up on a sheep farm in Suffolk learning to spin, weave and knit as a child. She travelled the length of the British Isles unearthing the fascinating histories of communities whose lives were shaped by wool. From the mill workers of the Border countries, to the English market towns built on profits of the wool trade, and the Highland communities cleared for sheep farming, she explores wool’s rich culture by knitting and crafting culturally significant garments from our history reminding us of the value of craft and our intimate relationship with wool.

Venue: World Collection Gallery, Derby Museum & Art Gallery

Please note: booking for this event is by phone only at QUAD on 01332 290606. Booking deadline is Friday 22 May.

Museum and Art Gallery

Opening hours:

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday 12pm - 4pm

The Museum & Art Gallery is closed on Mondays.

Find us at:

The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS
01332 641901
info@derbymuseums.org
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