The 6 Best Free Things to do in Derby.

They say best things in life are free.


About The 6 Best Free Things to do in Derby.

They say best things in life are free.

When you can get out the house, have a good time, and not spend a penny, then that can only be a good thing.

Here are the 6 best free things to do in Derby.


Derby’s art and culture centre is a place for creative people and thinking.

There is always an exhibition to have a good nosey around. From Crazy Golf to Derby County memorabilia, it’s worth a visit.

Please check the What’s On for current exhibitions at Derby QUAD or discover what Happy Cafe is all about.

St Werburghs Church

At the bottom of Friar Gate, on the corner of Cheapside is St Werburghs Church. Built in 1601 and restored in 2004. Open on Saturdays, you can have a free guided tour by some very helpful volunteers who will happily show you round giving you a brief history and the work they are doing to preserve the church.

Food & Drink: Sadler Gate is only a short walk away so why not stop by at the Kitchen for some lunch?

St Werburghs is open Saturdays 10:30 – 13:00

Derby Cathedral

One of Derby’s most iconic buildings, Derby Cathedral has a plethora of activities on all year round. However, visiting to take a look at the stunning architecture of the building itself should certainly be on your list of free thing to do in Derby.

Darley Abbey

Darley Abbey is a beautiful suburb on the outskirts of Derby centre. A 400 year old ex-milling village, it benefits from some beautiful quirky housing, and impressive mill (pictured) and a fantastic park.

Derby Museums

Get your history and culture fix with Derby Museums, there’s the main Derby Museum & Art Gallery on The Strand but there is also Pickford’s House on Ashbourne Road.

Both well worth the visit, both completely free!

The Museum of Making

Derby Museums’ brand-new Museum of Making opened its door to visitors on 21st May 2021. This impressive contemporary space showcases the region’s 300-year history of making and innovation, inspiring new creativity on what is widely regarded as the site of the world’s first modern factory.

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