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Derby Museum and Art Gallery

  • Derby
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Arts and Crafts, Museums and Art Galleries, Tourist Attractions

Attraction Information

For a dose of culture, bring your brood along to The Derby Museum and Art Gallery.

Take a trip through history, first by stopping off in Ancient Egypt and eyeing up their collection of mummies. Then make your way through to the Archaeology Gallery and discover ancient curiosities such as the huge Bronze Age logboat and Viking warrior's sword. Then dash through the exhibit of 18th-century painter, Joseph Wright. It's the world’s largest collection of his work and well worth a look!

One of the highlights of the museum is their collection of fantastic beasts, which kids will no doubt love sizing up against! There’s also plenty to learn about the local area and other stuff for littluns to enjoy, especially the weekly Tots Make and Do sessions for 2-5 year olds. 

  • Ancient Egypt and Natural History galleries
  • Variety of exciting activities and exhibitions
  • Tots Make and Do classes
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Opening hours

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00

Sunday: 12:00 - 16:00

Monday: Closed. 

Bank Holidays: Closed.


Free entry. 

Travel & Contact Information


Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 1BS, England

Phone number

01332 641901



Click here to visit Derby Museum and Art Gallery's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Two toilets are accessible by lift or stairs on the top floor.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Derby Museum and Art Gallery has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

There is a baby food/milk warming facility at the attraction. 

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Coffee House opening times:

Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 - 16:00

Sunday: 12:00 - 15:00

Yes, Derby Museum and Art Gallery is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Derby Museum and Art Gallery have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Guide dogs only.

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