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Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A small but interesting museum. Pleasant cafe with good quality food on offer at reasonable prices... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bicester, United Kingdom
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Great local attraction. Free entry, we gave a voluntary donation. Suited to all ages. Pleasant... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Borrowash, United Kingdom
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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

A small but interesting museum. Pleasant cafe with good quality food on offer at reasonable prices. Friendly volunteers on hand to help.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great local attraction. Free entry, we gave a voluntary donation. Suited to all ages. Pleasant experience for all the family. Will definitely visit again-as the exhibitions are changed regularly

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Great way to spend an afternoon. loved it! ok ideal for both younger and older teenagers love the cafe wmwill visit again soon

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Helen R
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

The cafe is lovely. It’s a great place with nice staff to come for a drink and a slice of cake even if not going to the museum/gallery. Now, only the museum/gallery. The staff are unfriendly. Gallery assistants on their phone, if you see them...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank LukeReeve
MrsDerbyshire, Manager at Derby Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

Hi Luke I am so sorry that you were disappointed with our museum. We do have a plan of redevelopment for some of our older galleries and as you can see with what we have achieved with our wonderful World Collections gallery, the standard will...More

Reviewed October 31, 2018

This beautiful public library and art gallery is on The Stand in Derby. Its looks better from the Stand than the impression given in the main photograph of this entry.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joan W
Reviewed October 2, 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Peter C
Reviewed September 29, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael H
Reviewed September 21, 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank FoodyReviewer
Reviewed September 20, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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kath c
August 18, 2017|
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.