The Derby Museum extension building (c) Janet Roberts
Derby Museum (c) Janet Roberts

The city museum houses an award-winning Ceramics Gallery, with samples of Royal Crown Derby porcelain dating to the 1750s. In addition, there are displays relating to the social, military, and natural history of the city and county, as well as historic clocks and local fine art exhibits.

The Time Tunnel display highlights the area's geology and wildlife, and there are hands-on exhibits and recreated natural settings to explore. The Bonnie Prince Charlie Room tells the story of Derby's part in the abortive 1745 Jacobite rising, and a life-sized figure of the prince relates the sad events that led to his defeat.

The Archaeology Gallery has exhibits of local finds from the Stone Age to the Medieval period, including excellent Saxon crosses. There are even two Egyptian mummies!

About Derby Museum
Address: The Strand, Derby, Derbyshire, England, DE1 1BS
Attraction Type: Museum
Website: Derby Museum
Location map
OS: SK351 363
Photo Credit: Janet Roberts, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence


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