Covid-19 Update: Derby Museum and Art Gallery is now open with enhanced safety measures. Pickford’s House and the Silk Mill remain closed until further notice. Please read our access statement prior to your visit for full information.
Museum and Art Gallery

Opening hours:

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday-Saturday 10.30am - 4.30pm
  • Sunday 12pm - 4pm

**Please note, reduced opening hours will be in operation during the Covid-19 crisis. The Museum & Art Gallery is closed on Mondays.

Find us at:

The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS
01332 641901
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Museum of Making

Opening hours:

  • Monday-Sunday Closed

The building is currently closed to the public.

Find us at:

Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF
01332 641901
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Pickford's House

Opening hours:

  • Monday-Sunday Closed

**Pickford’s House is currently closed to the public due to the Covid-19 crisis, but we hope to be able to re-open again very soon. Please follow our News page for updates: www.derbymuseums.org/news

Find us at:

41 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DA
01332 715181
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Make Your Monday: Pom-Pom Launcher

Join us to play and learn.

A hands-on making session suitable for families. Our facilitators have created a series of activities inspired by the Museum and Art Gallery that you can do from home. There will be different things to make each time.

From the historic Silk Mill (widely considered the site of the world’s first factory) to the engineering triumphs of Rolls-Royce, Derby is a city of clever thinkers and makers. Carry on these creative traditions by learning how to make your own invention – a pom-pom launcher!

For this session, you will need:

  • 2 toilet roll inserts
  • 2 elastic bands
  • pom poms (you can also use ping pong balls, or screwed up tin foil/paper)
  • pencil or pen
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • hole punch (optional)

Suitable for children aged 5+ with their grown-ups

Pre-recorded activity film will be made available here: www.derbymuseumsfromhome.com/

This online session is free of charge, however, if you are able to consider making a donation, this will help us to continue to conserve our heritage and re-open our doors for future generations. All of your generous donations will be matched pound for pound by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Donate here.