Derby Museum and Art Gallery

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

Website

www.derbymuseums.org

E-mail

info@derbymuseums.org

Telephone

01332 641901

Fax

01332 716670

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Derby Museum and Art Gallery
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A museum featuring collections relating to the history, culture and natural environment of Derby and Derbyshire.

Visit the Museum and Art Gallery to discover the fantastic recently refurbished Joseph Wright Gallery as well as our vibrant contemporary exhibition spaces. Discover Derby's thriving local history in our Nature and Origins galleries alongside favourite exhibits such as The Mummies, 1001 Objects and The Soldier's Story.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday 10.00-17.00
Bank Holiday Mondays: 10.00 - 17.00

Admission charges

Free

Additional info

See website for facilities information.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Social History, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • Joseph Wright Of Derby
  • Derby Porcelain
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Coloured felt

Vintage Crafts Course

  • 2 May 2014 1-3pm
  • 9 May 2014 1-3pm
  • 16 May 2014 1-3pm
  • 23 May 2014 1-3pm
  • 30 May 2014 1-3pm

This is your chance to learn some time-honoured traditional crafts from years gone by, including sewn lavender bags, rag-rugging, boxes made from birthday and Christmas cards and crocheted together, patchwork brooches and button necklaces.
The course runs every Friday for six weeks.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17
  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Fees £45.00 – £90.00 depending on income.

Website

http://www.derbymuseums.org/events/crafts/#.UwXk4c7yU80

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Habitat Heaven

http://www.derby.gov.uk/LeisureCulture/MuseumsGalleries/LearningwithDerbyMuseums.htm

Pupils will be introduced to some of the habitats in Derbyshire and discover what they offer the plants and animals that live there. They will be able to experience a range of animal and bird exhibits and study how animals are adapted to their way of life. Pupils will then apply this knowledge and embark on the challenge to become ‘Habitat Heaven' estate agents. Cost: £60 Optional extra: Stick Insect handling, £20

How to obtain

Phone 01332 641901 to book

Little SmARTies

An interactive session for Foundation Stage One and Two pupils featuring the museum's Joseph Wright of Derby collection of 18th Century oil paintings. Activities include storytelling, object hunts, dancing, photography, dressing-up and drawing.

How to obtain

To book or for more information please contact 01332 641909
Cost £30 per session

Looking at Art

http://www.derby.gov.uk/LeisureCulture/MuseumsGalleries/LearningwithDerbyMuseums.htm

Pupils will be introduced to alternative ways of experiencing art through activities which encourage active pupil participation, such as
‘performing' artworks as a human orchestra. The activities are designed to enrich pupils' interpretations of the works on display and recognise that an encounter with art is often a multi-sensory experience.
Cost: £60
Optional extra: Self-portrait workshop, £20

How to obtain

Phone 01332 641901 to book

Looking at Art Discovery Box

How to obtain

Phone 01332 641901 to book

Nature Detectives

http://www.derby.gov.uk/LeisureCulture/MuseumsGalleries/LearningwithDerbyMuseums.htm

Pupils will learn about some of the habitats in Derbyshire and what those habitats offer the plants and animals that live there. Pupils will handle a range of animal and bird exhibits and learn about their bodies and how they survive in their habitat. In this hands-on session, children will embark on the challenge to become Nature Detectives. To do this, and receive their sticker, they must complete a number of challenges based on finding out more about the habitats on display. Cost: £60 Optional extra: Stick Insect handling, £20

How to obtain

Phone 01332 641901 to book

Roman Derby

http://www.derby.gov.uk/LeisureCulture/MuseumsGalleries/LearningwithDerbyMuseums.htm

The session will be led by Senilis the Roman potter who will tell them about his life using many of the authentic items on display in the Origins Gallery to illustrate his story. Derby is well known for its large Roman cemetery and pupils will take part in recreating the elaborate customs of a Roman funeral. Cost: £60 Optional extra: Make a replica Derby ware pot, £20 Souvenir goody bag £2 per child

How to obtain

Phone 01332 641901 to book

Romans Discovery Box

How to obtain

Phone 01332 641901 to book

Secrets of the Mummies

http://www.derby.gov.uk/LeisureCulture/MuseumsGalleries/LearningwithDerbyMuseums.htm

Guided by either Joseph Strutt or Miss Longdon, who were both real Derby based collectors of Egyptian antiquities, pupils will be led through the process of making a mummy, using an array of replica objects and a willing volunteer! Pupils will also have the chance to explore the two mummies on display in the museum.
Cost: £60
Optional extra: Make a shabti figure, £20
Souvenir goody bag £2 per child

How to obtain

Phone 01332 641901 to book

Secrets of the Mummies Discovery Box

How to obtain

Phone 01332 641901 to book

Stick Insect Sleep Over Outreach session

http://www.derby.gov.uk/LeisureCulture/MuseumsGalleries/LearningwithDerbyMuseums.htm

In this highly interactive session, pupils will be introduced to the wonderful world of insects and other invertebrates. Pupils will be able to examine specimens and handle live stick insects with help from one of our workshop leaders. Pupils will then be able to care for the stick insects in the classroom for up to four weeks. A pack of support material will accompany the insects. Cost: £100 per half day

How to obtain

Phone 01332 641901 to book

Vikings

http://www.derby.gov.uk/LeisureCulture/MuseumsGalleries/LearningwithDerbyMuseums.htm

Pupils will examine a replica Viking burial and complete a Skeleton Recording Sheet, take part in a mock excavation, and learn how to use objects to find out information about a Viking's life and status. They will also explore the Runic Alphabet and have a go at predicting their futures. Cost: £60 Optional extra: Make a replica Hammer of Thor pendant, £20

How to obtain

Phone 01332 641901 to book

Vikings Discovery Box

How to obtain

Phone 01332 641901 to book - box costs £10 a day

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