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Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill

Temporarily closed

De1 2eb

Free to all

Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill is temporarily closed until further notice. Please check the venue's website for the latest details.

Due to open in 2021, the Museum of Making celebrates innovation in Derby over the last 300 years.

Located on the historic site of Derby Silk Mill – a key part of the industrial revolution – the Museum of Making is the most recent addition to the Derby Museums family. Taking a closer look at the city of Derby and surrounding areas, the focus here is on innovation and creativity, celebrating the rich history of invention in the area.

Developed in tandem with Derby’s own industries and individuals, the people of Derby have helped to mould how the museum will work for visitors, making it exceptionally unique. The museum will have a rolling programme of exhibitions, events, workshops and activities plus a museum shop and café.

From the world’s smallest engine run using a human hair, to a seven tonne Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine suspended in the atrium, there will be 30,000 objects for the public to enjoy. The treasure trove of objects will be displayed according to the materials they were made from, enabling visitors to create their own bespoke journey through the collections.


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Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill

Free to all

Museum of Making, Derby, DE1 2EB

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Temporarily closed


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