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The Best Museums in Derby

If you’re looking to quench your cultural thirst then we’re here to help with our Best Museums in Derby.

Derby Museum

Derby Museum

Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery is home to a fascinating and diverse range of nationally and internationally important collections.

With exciting exhibits, the Museum and Art Gallery boasts significant local and international paintings and artefacts.

Visit the exquisite collection of Joseph Wright paintings; walk through the Soldier’s Story exhibition to see the range of weaponry and objects, both military and personal; or pop on your adventure hat and explore historic artefacts from thousands of years ago, within the Archaeology Gallery.

Pickford’s House

The Garden at Pickford House

Pickford’s House is situated on the popular Friargate this unobvious Georgian house hides a very impressive museum.

The museum celebrates the Georgian period and the man who designed and lived in it, Joseph Pickford. The museum is free to visit and is a wonderful example of life in the Georgian period.

Museum of Making

View of the Museum of Making from across the river Derwent

The Museum of Making is situated in the Silk Mill, one of the world’s oldest factories.

Built by George Sorocold in 1702 the foundations and parts of the tower from the 1717 mill are still visible.

It is currently undergoing a major million-pound refurbishment to make better use of the museum.

Derbyshire Police Museum

Police and Crim Museum

The museum boasts a wide selection of historical police artefacts.

The Derby Police Museum has reopened its doors after 10 years of being closed. Its aim is to showcase the history of Derbyshire Constabulary.

The museum, which can be found on Agard Street in the city, boasts a wide selection of historical police artefacts and serves as an interesting and informative place to visit for anyone interested in the olden day’s of policing.

Crich Tramway Museum

Trams at Crich Tramway Museum

Nestling on the edge of the Peak District this award-winning museum takes you on a mile-long scenic journey through a period street to open countryside.

Enjoy unlimited vintage tram rides, and explore 30,000 sq ft of indoor attractions. The Exhibition Hall houses the largest collection of vintage electric trams in Britain.

That’s all folks!

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