The Silk Mill

The Silk Mill
Silk Mill Lane
Off Full Street
Derby
Derbyshire
DE1 3AF
England

Website

www.derby.gov.uk/museums

www.derbymuseums.org

E-mail

info@derbymuseums.org

Telephone

01332 255308

Fax

01332 716670

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The Silk Mill, Derby's Museum of Industry and History, is on the site of the world's oldest factories, the Silk Mills built by George Sorocold in 1702 and 1717. The foundations and parts of the tower from the 1717 mill are still visible.

The displays tell the story of the industrial heritage and achievement of Derby and its people. There is a special emphasis on the development of Rolls-Royce aero engines and the railway industry. Other displays cover local industries such as mining, pottery and foundry work. The Power Gallery covers the story of motive power in industry with hands-on exhibits.

There is an area devoted to regularly-changing temporary exhibitions, and a programme of educational activities.

Venue Type:

Museum, Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

The museum is currently closed to the public for a period of redevelopment, but is, however open for planned activities and events.

Admission charges

Free

Collection details

Archives, Aviation, Land Transport, Science and Technology, Social History

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.

3D Print Workshop

  • 21 September 2014 11:30am-2:30pm *on now

Beginners level

Learn how to use Google SketchUp to create a 3D design, to print out and then take home using the Ultimaker 3D printer.

For this workshop you will need to bring a laptop and mouse (preferably with a wheel).

Under 12′s will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Please contact Kim Miller on 01332 642234 or kim@derbymuseums.org with any questions.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10

Website

http://www.derbymuseums.org/events/3dprint3/#.U_4Bt6NXpv4

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.

Fun Forces

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

Using our collection of aero engines, pupils will be put in role as trainee aeroplane engineers. They will explore how aeroplanes are powered and the forces that act on them as well as take part in a challenge to build their own balloon powered aeroplanes. Cost: £60 Optional extra: Make a clown that won’t lie down, £20

How to obtain

Phone 01332 641901 to book

Fun Forces Discovery Box

Fun Forces

How to obtain

Phone 01332 641901 to book

Mill Workers and Owners

http://www.learnwithmuseums.org.uk/JourneyOverview.asp?id=16

Mill Workers and Owners

Publisher

  • Learn with Museums

Rise of the Midland Railway

http://www.learnwithmuseums.org.uk/JourneyOverview.asp?id=51

Rise of the Midland Railway

Publisher

  • Learn with Museums
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