Derby Museums is an independent trust and organisation run for, and on behalf of, the people of Derby. Derby Museums manages Derby’s three museums, Derby Museum & Art Gallery, Pickford’s House and the Silk Mill.

Derby Museums are participating in our 5 year Study.

“The skills and knowledge which we have developed as an organisation as a result of this project are phenomenal, and we are beginning to use these to work on other projects in more resourceful way. There has been a sense that aspirations have been raised in terms of what can be achieved in the future.” Derby Silk Mill


  • Re:make the Museum – DerbyRe:make the Museum - Derby
    Derby Museums, ‘Re:make the Museum’- 2013- present ‘Re:make the Museum’ at Derby Museums is a ground-breaking approach to developing museums. This project engaged Derby’s communities (including staff, partners and volunteers), in co-designing and ‘fitting-out’ the ground floor of the Silk Mill – a former industrial museum that was mothballed in 2011 as a result of financial pressures and the need for ...