Derby Industrial Museum
Derby Industrial Museum
The museum occupies the site of the city's first silk mill, built in 1717 on the banks of the Derwent. That building burned down in 1910, but the remains of the original mill tower and the foundations of the mill building can still be seen on the site.
The ground floor of the museum is devoted to the Rolls Royce aircraft engine, with displays showing the importance of the aero industry in Derby's modern history. The remainder of the museum showcases the other industries that have played an important role in Derby's development, incuding silk, mining, china, and the railroad.
There is a Railway Research Gallery, displays covering the history of the Midland Railway, and children will enjoy the life sized replica of an engine driver's cab.

About Industrial Museum
Address: Silk Mill Lane, off Full Street, Derby, Derbyshire, England, DE1 3AF
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: just S of the A601; parking at the Assembly Rooms car park
Website: Industrial Museum
Phone: 01332 255 308
Location map
OS: SK353 366
Photo Credit: David Hallam-Jones, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence


Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

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Assembly Rooms
Market Place
Tel: 01332 643 411