Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Fantasic For Families
Fantastic for Families Awards

Fantastic for Families Audience Choice Award

Vote for Derby Museum and Art Gallery as your favourite organisation for families and enter the prize-draw to win an iPad Mini

* One vote per organisation per email address. We will only contact you if you win the prize draw or if you sign up to our newsletter

With longstanding and temporary exhibits, the Museum and Art Gallery boasts paintings and artefacts that are of both local and international significance. Visit our exquisite collection of Joseph Wright paintings. March through our Soldier’s Story exhibition to see the range of weaponry and objects, both military and personal. Pop on your adventure hat and explore historic artefacts from thousands of years ago, within our Archaeology Gallery. To take a 360° tour of our galleries please click here.

We regularly update our collections, so there will always be something new – no two visits will ever be the same! Once you’ve satisfied your inner explorer, relax and unwind in The Coffee House with locally sourced cake and coffee, surrounded by a collection of historical porcelain. There is also a newly refurbished shop of unique souvenirs and art materials to browse at your own leisure. Start planning your visit now!

Find us at...

  • Derby Museum and Art Gallery
  • The Strand
  • Derby
  • DE1 1BS



The Museum and Art Gallery is fully accessible to wheelchair users; however, we are limited to 2 wheelchair users on the upper floors in order to ensure safe evaucation in the event of a fire.  If you are a wheelchair user and you would like to book onto this event then please contact us before booking on 01332 641901 or via email  

Our Events

  • FREE
    Tots Make and Do: Whose Shoes

    Tots Make and Do: Whose Shoes

    25-Jan-2019 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

    Join us on an adventure as we look at different shoes around the Museum – Roman shoes in Archaeology, Turkish shoes in Military, shoes in Adorn Case in World Cultures and the shoes in the Joseph...

    2 - 5 years
  • FREE
    Story Telling with Sophie Snell

    Story Telling with Sophie Snell

    26-Jan-2019 10:30 AM

    As part of National Storytelling Week (26 January – 2 February), we welcome Derby-based professional storyteller and award-winning writer Sophie Snell to Derby Museum and Art Gallery. Join Sophi...

    5 - 15 years


Classic FM
Fun Kids
Age Of Creativity
Circus 250
The List
Get Creative
Arts Award
Theatre Tokens
Where Can We Go
London Theatre

Sign up for Family Arts news

Sign up for Fantastic for Families news (managed by the Albany)