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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Karen Harvey: The Imposteress Rabbit Breeder – 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 **

In October 1726, newspapers began reporting a remarkable event: in Godalming, Surrey a woman called Mary Toft had started to give birth to rabbits. By December that year, after having been examined by doctors, she had been accused of fraud and taken into custody. Karen Harvey has based her book on extensive new archival research. The case of Mary Toft exposes huge social and cultural changes allowing us to reflect critically on our own ideas about pregnancy, reproduction, and the body through the lens of the past.

Suitable for young people and adults.

Tickets available from 8th April at: derbybookfestival.co.uk.

          
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
Plan your visitto Museum and Art Gallery