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Derby Museum and Art Gallery

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Interesting museum

Surprisingly interesting museum and art gallery. Spent a happy hour here viewing all the exhibits... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joan W
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Very good one of the bests places to visit in derby ,one of the bests places to visit is the old... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter C
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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...more
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Museum & Art Gallery The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Surprisingly interesting museum and art gallery. Spent a happy hour here viewing all the exhibits. Cafe looked promising but we didn’t have time to visit it. Worth seeing and it’s free.

Thank Joan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good one of the bests places to visit in derby ,one of the bests places to visit is the old silk mill museum

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our quest to visit the Derby City Art Gallery was to discover one of the finest collections of original works by Joseph Wright of Derby (born in 1734). He is recognised as ‘The Painter of Light’ and the Gallery is home to the largest collection...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spend some leisure time here wandering the museum. A casual clean open eating area to buy and enjoy light refreshments too. Interesting galleries upstairs. Worth a visit, donation optional.

Thank FoodyReviewer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, it may be over 40 years since we strolled the Crown Derby displays and 25 years after we brought our two sons to summer activities here, but today's visit was simply wonderful - thank you for bringing this museum up to date. Where to...More

Thank JANET B
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Lots of history in here - plenty of information about Joseph Wright. The school children were enjoying a visit being shown around by Cleopatra on the day we were there.

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Reviewed 5 September 2018

Our visit was prompted by a need for some refreshments during an impromptu visit to Derby whilst our car was being serviced in Chesterfield. We assumed the Museum might have a café and fortunately it did. The cafe was quite busy and quite lively, with...More

Thank MikeandFlo
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Situated within easy distance of secure parking at Derby nice experience with plenty of local history covered

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

A beautiful building, lots of interesting exhibits for children of all ages. Also has different exhibition through the year. But Mr 🦊 needs his tail fixing.....😒😒

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MrsDerbyshire, Manager at Derby Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

We are trying to find a taxidermist locally that can come along and repair poor Mr Fox's tail. His bandage won't hold it on for much longer! Glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come again soon.

Reviewed 29 August 2018

Gives a good insight into the history of Derby and Derbyshire. The Bonnie Prince Charlie room was very interesting and well done. Some interesting exhibits and loved the Joseph Wright Gallery.

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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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