Derby Museum and Art Gallery | Day Out With The Kids

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Derby, Derbyshire, England

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  • Girls looking at sea collection at Derby Museum and Art Gallery
  • Girl wearing fox mask at Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor

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


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Derby Museum and Art Gallery's website
01332 641901

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00

Sunday: 12:00 - 16:00

Monday: Closed. 

Bank Holidays: Closed.


Free entry. 

More Information


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

Pets allowed

Guide dogs only.

Baby food facilities

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

Eating information

Coffee House opening times:

Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 - 16:00

Sunday: 12:00 - 15:00