The Silk Mill

Derby’s stunning Silk Mill stands on the site of the world’s first factory and is the gateway to the UNESCO Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. 

The 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 Silk Mill is part of the UNESCO inscribed Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

The building is now closed for public events.

The building is available to hire from Summer 2020 through our Business Hub team.

The new museum will display fascinating items from Derby’s rich industrial history, celebrating the makers of the past; and will be designed to empower makers of the future through inspirational environments for learning programmes and activities. The project is timed to be completed in 2019/20 and is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Derby City Council and Arts Council England.

Find us at...

  • The Silk Mill
  • Silk Mill Lane
  • Derby
  • Derbyshire
  • DE1 3AF


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