The Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill.

Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF

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About The Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill.

A visitor attraction like no other.

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.

Part of the Derwent Valley Mills UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Museum of Making has been created and built by the people and industries of Derby, with hundreds of local volunteers helping to shape and design the way the museum works.

With exhibitions, workshops, activities and events, there is something for everyone including a new café, shop and venue hire spaces.

Entry to the new Museum of Making is free (except for some special exhibitions) but, due to Covid restrictions, visitors will need to book tickets in advance until COVID restrictions are fully lifted.

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Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF

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