There's plenty to see in this local museum focused on Derby's history. Perhaps the most impressive exhibit is the Ceramics Gallery, but there are further displays on the military, social, and natural history of Derby and Derbyshire as a whole, See a collection of historic clocks and fine art by local artists. Perhaps unexpected in a local museum is a pair of Egyptian mummies! The art gallery has the largest collection in the world of works by the 18th-century artist Joseph Wright, a native of Derby. The Strand, Derby, Derbyshire, England, DE1 1BS
The Museum of Making stands on the site of the first silk mill to be established in Derby, The museum tells the story of the major industries that have played a part in Derby's development. Among the displays are exhibits on fine china, mining, silk, aeronautics, and the railroad industries. Silk Mill Lane, off Full Street, Derby, Derbyshire, England, DE1 3AF
Eyam's small museum tells the story of the village and the plague which decimated its inhabitants in 1665. The museum has displays on the history of medicine in the 17th century, which helps give the background for the terrible events of 1665. Hawkhill Road, Eyam, Derbyshire, England, S32 5QP
The oldest house in Bakewell, built in the 1530s for a tithe collector, has been transformed into a fascinating local heritage museum. Old House was once owned by Richard Arkwright, the industrialist and inventor. Cunningham Place, off North Church Street, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England, DE45 1DD
Located in the former Pavilion Building in Matlock Bath, the former Pump room of Matlock's spa days, this fascinating museum tells the story of the area's lead mining history from Roman days to the present. There are extensive displays of mining equipment, including pumps, as well as displays showing what a miner's life was like, and models of lead workings. The Grand Pavilion, South Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock, Derbyshire, England, DE4 3NR
Pickford's is an elegant Georgian house preserved as it would have appeared had you visited in the early 19th century. There are Georgian and Victorian costumes and textiles on display, 'below stairs' rooms, and restored formal gardens. 41 Friar Gate, Derby, Derbyshire, England, DE1 1DA
One of the most prestigious brands of porcelain in the world, Royal Crown Derby was established in 1750 and was granted a royal warrant by Queen Victoria in 1890. Royal Crown Derby porcelain is collected worldwide. You can tour the factory, learn about the history of the firm in the onsite museum, and perhaps pick up a bargain in the factory outlet shop. 194 Osmaston Road, Derby, Derbyshire, England, DE23 8JZ
The Boot has been renovated and refurbished by itÂs current owners to a very high standard and now offers luxurious accommodation award winning classic and contemporary dishes and real ales including Boot Beer - which is brewed in The BootÂs own micro-brewery.