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City centre peace.

Great place to come to escape the hustle & bustle of the city, with a bit of old world charm... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
Derby, United Kingdom
Worth A Visit

This was closed on our recent visit. Looking forward to its reopening some time in the future. It... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
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The Silk Mill is undergoing a process of significant development to create Derby Silk Mill – Museum of Making due to open in summer 2020. During this redevelopment it will be open for specific events only and available for hire until the end of...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF, England
+44 1332 641901
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

Not a good idea to visit currently! We were looking forward to a visit while in the city only to find the Mill cordoned off as it is undergoing significant re-development scheduled 2018-2020 When completed it will apparently display fascinating items from Derby’s rich industrial...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

Great place to come to escape the hustle & bustle of the city, with a bit of old world charm & pleasant river views.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Steelerbull
Reviewed September 10, 2018

This was closed on our recent visit. Looking forward to its reopening some time in the future. It was worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Billy2shoes
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Visited when the poppies came home to Derby. Wonderful, an amazing display, so emotional. Inside the Mill was good too, the first time I had visited there. Lots to see. Lovely location, near the City centre and River Derwent.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank BiltonBagpus
Reviewed June 3, 2018

Great place to visit lovely views over the river and if some special event is on its worth attending to go inside and sample some Derby history, off the beaten track in derby but well worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TeamWard
Reviewed October 28, 2017

Held on the last weekend of October, this year the event brought together over 70 Makers, including 3D printing, robots, wearable technology and even a bubbleologist! Featured makers include Aardman Animations, and more. Many of the gadgets and mini techs on display were based on...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 18, 2017

This was a great place to visit for the first time when the poppies where on display, cool building to visit, some great information of past times, well worth a trip.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank TeamWard
Reviewed August 18, 2017

Full of History, Beautiful BUILDINGS JUST Next to the RIVER Derwent Recently hosted the Ceramic Poppies from Tower of London On Tour, they were made in Derby Also hosts Several Events throughout the Year

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank 524ruthj
Reviewed August 9, 2017

I'm so pleased that I went to see the the weeping window it was very moving. Normally the Silk Mill is an industrial museum which is located near the river Derwent and Derby City Centre. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Pamelydia
Reviewed August 8, 2017

To see the hundreds of poppies cascading down from the tower was a very moving and never to be forgotten experience, as we remembered the significance of the poppies. This is a small museum which is being run and developed by volunteers it is interesting...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Max293916
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Alexander M
June 30, 2017|
Response from johnhp702 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Alexander, 1000 to 1700 today. Any other times give them a call on 01332 641901. Regards, John
June 19, 2017|
Response from Fishydiner | Reviewed this property |
There is limited steet pzrking close by. Assembly Rooms carpark probably closest