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 Wrig...

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

Derby Museum and Art Gallery


Fantasic For Families

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

Accessibility

Accessibility

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 info@derbymuseums.org  


Our Online Events

  • FREE

    Tots: Science Week Special

    11-Mar-2021 - All Day

    Celebrate British Science Week and explore forces and movement in this STEAM session perfect for tots!

    2 - 5 years
    3/11/2021 12:00:00 AM 3/11/2021 12:00:00 AM

    Celebrate British Science Week and explore forces and movement in this STEAM session perfect for tots!

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  • FREE

    Explore & Learn: Spring time safari

    12-Mar-2021 - All Day

    With spring on the horizon it’s time to explore the outdoors! Use our activity sheets to go on a scavenger hunt, learn how to make habitats for minibeasts, and get creative with nature.

    5 - 15 years
    3/12/2021 12:00:00 AM 3/12/2021 12:00:00 AM

    With spring on the horizon it’s time to explore the outdoors! Use our activity sheets to go on a scavenger hunt, learn how to make habitats for minibeasts, and get creative with nature.

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  • FREE

    Explore & Learn: Weaving

    26-Mar-2021 - All Day

    Our World Collections gallery has lots of beautiful woven objects. Learn a bit more about this process to create your own Easter basket.

    5 - 15 years
    3/26/2021 12:00:00 AM 3/26/2021 12:00:00 AM

    Our World Collections gallery has lots of beautiful woven objects. Learn a bit more about this process to create your own Easter basket.

    Explore & Learn: Weaving
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  • FREE

    Weekend Make: Pinhole cameras

    03-Apr-2021 - All Day

    Be inspired by the FORMAT exhibition to take your own pictures using a pinhole camera. We’ll show you how to make your own using simple materials that you can get from our shop!

    7 - 16 years
    4/3/2021 12:00:00 AM 4/3/2021 12:00:00 AM

    Be inspired by the FORMAT exhibition to take your own pictures using a pinhole camera. We’ll show you how to make your own using simple materials that you can get from our shop!

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  • FREE

    Weekend Make: Washing line stories

    10-Apr-2021 - All Day

    Every picture in the FORMAT exhibition tells a story. Create your own with a washing line of words and images to share with your loved ones.

    5 - 15 years
    4/10/2021 12:00:00 AM 4/10/2021 12:00:00 AM

    Every picture in the FORMAT exhibition tells a story. Create your own with a washing line of words and images to share with your loved ones.

    Weekend Make: Washing line stories
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  • FREE

    Explore & Learn: Adopt a Nature gallery pet activity sheet

    16-Apr-2021 - All Day

    Which of our fantastic Nature gallery animals would you want to adopt? Learn a bit more about them to decide which would be the perfect pet for you!

    5 - 15 years
    4/16/2021 12:00:00 AM 4/16/2021 12:00:00 AM

    Which of our fantastic Nature gallery animals would you want to adopt? Learn a bit more about them to decide which would be the perfect pet for you!

    Explore & Learn: Adopt a Nature gallery pet activity sheet
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Our Physical Events

In light of the coronavirus emergency, please contact us directly to check if events are going ahead.
  • FREE
    Derby

    Weekend Make: Miniature garden

    24-Apr-2021 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Celebrate National Garden Week by creating your own miniature garden – plant seeds, press flowers, and let your garden grow!

    5 - 15 years
    4/24/2021 10:30:00 AM 4/24/2021 11:30:00 AM

    Celebrate National Garden Week by creating your own miniature garden – plant seeds, press flowers, and let your garden grow!

    Derby Museum and Art Gallery
    , Derbyshire DE24 8FR

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