Organised by the West Yorkshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee

Joseph Wright of Derby and Royal Crown Derby factory

  • Derby Museum and Art Gallery |
  • Coach Visit |
  • Wednesday 8 March 2017 - 07:30 until 18:00

Travel to Derby to visit Derby Museum and Art Gallery, which contains two distinct manifestations of the Industrial Revolution. Here is the finest collection in the world of the 18th century painter Joseph Wright. Firstly a portrait painter, but also a landscape painter much influenced by the Italian masters, he is most famous as a recorder of the scientific discoveries of the age with his masterly handling of light in such pictures as The Orrery. The museum's holding of Derby porcelain, another product of 18th century industrialization, features early work particularly by Duesbury and Planché as well as pieces painted by William Billingsley and 'Quaker' Pegg.

After lunch (not included) at the Royal Crown Derby porcelain factory, a guided tour of the factory and a chance to visit the museum of probably the oldest remaining British porcelain factory.

Factory shop and afternoon tea available (not included).

Coach pickups: 7.30am Ilkley, 8am Golden Acre, 8.30am Aire St.  

This event has been organised by the West Yorkshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue details

Derby Museum and Art Gallery
Derby City Council, Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby Derbyshire DE1 1BS