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Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Museum & Art Gallery The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS, England
+44 1332 641901
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love the different exhibits that change over the year.

The museum is great at catering for the kids with trails and activities to keep them engaged. We... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Nicola P
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Derby, United Kingdom
Family friendly

Everything under one roof, viking art and a long boat, mummies and nature! Also a kids interactive... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ani H
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Derby Museums is an independent trust and organisation run for, and on behalf of, the people of Derby. We provide a museums and arts service, accessible to everyone, and are responsible for the curation of all the artefacts and works of art entrusted to us, and the buildings in which these are held. Our aim as a new organisation is to bring as many of these objects into the public domain as is practically possible and exhibit them in ways that delight and inspire. We also run education and learning programmes, and hold events and exhibitions with the purpose of sharing knowledge and inspiring creativity and making amongst the people of Derby. As well as schools and student learning, we run many events for adults and groups, as well as families. Our collections and the information we hold about them are as unique as our location and history; we are a city continually shaped and driven by creativity and innovation, located in a valley that changed the world. The services we provide are also designed to promote the city: using its rich and important past to inspire its future.
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Museum & Art Gallery The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS, England
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+44 1332 641901
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"natural history"
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"egyptian mummies"
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"well worth a visit"
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"long boat"
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"bronze age"
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"interesting displays"
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"military section"
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"on display"
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"free entry"
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"the ground floor"
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"all ages"
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"rainy day"
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"few hours"
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"stuffed animals"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum is great at catering for the kids with trails and activities to keep them engaged. We have visited a number of special exhibitions that change over the year, so something new is different when we visit. The café is a little gem and...More

Thank Nicola P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything under one roof, viking art and a long boat, mummies and nature! Also a kids interactive place to let them explore 👍☺

Thank Ani H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazingly helpful staff, full of knowledge and patience with our visiting group 14. So much more to see than we imagined, logically displayed and full of interest. We will revisit!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice museum with good displays or a variety of things. There are local pieces from archaeological digs, paintings, history etc as well as some limited international pieces (mummies anyone?). Also has a nice tea room to finish your visit off with.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting museum with lots of varied exhibits, from paintings, animals, local history, military history and of course the mummies. Cafe very good.

Thank Pam D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited the museum regularly over the last seventy or so years! I've always been a big Joseph Wright fan, and as this gallery has the world's largest collection of his works it is well worth a look. Since the museum has been taken...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my lad and wasn’t expecting much but had a fab time, way more interesting than I thought it would be and recommend a visit

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been going here for years,im 52 and first went here when I was about 9 to see the Egyptian mummies. Gotta be honest it scared me to death lol. I came as a child, with my children and my grandchildren. I just wish more people...More

Thank Marina W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was a bit of a let down. I expected more from a city museum. It tries to be a gallery and a museum but neither quite work. But after saying that there does seem a lack of cultural offerings on derby.

Thank bloolamp0
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We popped into the Museum not knowing what to expect and were really pleasantly surprised. The Museum and art gallery has a really mixed collection with something of interest for everyone ...all with local relevance. Highlights for me were the mummies, the stunning Joseph Wright...More

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Response from Pamelydia | Reviewed this property |
There are quite a few activities for young children. The stuffed animals are of interest to all ages there is a table for children with paper and coloured pencils to draw what they have seen and then they can pop it on the... More
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Response from Debbie S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I'm a little confused by your question. This is a museum & art gallery review.
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