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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Weekend Make: Sensory Exploration

Video available from 10am, Saturday 28 November
Click here to watch or visit our YouTube channel   

In our weekend makes for children, we explore different arts and crafts processes inspired by our collections with the support of a short video and activity sheet. See what you can make. In this session, perfect for Tots and SEND children, we will experiment with colour, sound and texture to produce an engaging sensory make.

You will need:

  • A large cardboard box OR smaller box (e.g. a shoe box)
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Also a range of objects that could include:- Fabric or ribbons (could be T-shirts, socks etc.)- Household materials e.g. tin foil, baking paper, tissue paper, sponges, old CDs

    – Fairy lights, torches

    – Cardboard tubes and egg boxes

    – Cushions and blankets

Suitable for children aged 2-5 years with their grown-ups.