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Florence Nightingale
Florence Nightingale Health in the Home

This fascinating exhibition celebrates the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth and explores her impact upon health in the home.

Tue 20th Jul/Sun 13th Feb
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Derbyshire People Working
Derbyshire People Working Exhibition

Derbyshire People Working is an exhibition of paintings by illustrator and designer Malcolm Porter.

Tue 17th Aug/Sat 26th Feb
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Claude Cahun
Beneath this Mask Exhibition

This Hayward Touring exhibition features the work of French female photographer Claude Cahun (1894-1954), whose practice investigates gender and identity.

Fri 22nd Oct/Sun 27th Feb
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Cabaret Mechanical Theatre
Cabaret Mechanical Theatre

CMT are delighted to bring 30 automata from their collection to the Museum of Making this winter. This interactive educational experience is perfect for children, families, school groups and adults.

Fri 10th Dec/Sun 13th Mar
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Nutcracker Trail
Nutcracker Trail

This Festive season visit the Derby Museum and Art Gallery and discover some Christmas magic with our Nutcracker Trail.

Sat 4th Dec/Sun 9th Jan
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Christmas tree festival
Christmas Tree Festival at Cromford Mills

Every year, Cromford Mills host a Christmas Tree Festival.
Local schools, businesses and community groups decorate a tree, to help us decorate the mill for Christmas. Vote for your favourite before 20th December.

Sat 11th Dec/Sun 2nd Jan
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The Lampedusa Cross
The Lampedusa Cross UK tour

Made from the remnants of a boat carrying refugees wrecked near the Italian island of Lampedusa, close to the coast of Tunisia, the cross carries poignant messages about kindness, community and the indifference faced by many refugees.

Fri 10th Dec/Sun 6th Mar
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Art Hub Surreal Spoon Portraits
Art Hub Surreal Spoon Portraits

This time, create a surrealist self-portrait by experimenting with your reflection in an array of metallic household items.

Wed 5th Jan
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Family Friday My New Year Journal
Family Friday My New Year Journal

Start to think about the new year ahead by crafting a journal for 2022, planning your hopes, goals and future adventures.

Fri 7th Jan
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STEAM Tots
Steam Tots

This loose parts play session offers a sensory and playful exploration of objects and materials, stimulating children’s curiosity, imagination and experimentation.

Sat 8th Jan
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STEAM Babies
Steam Babies

In this facilitator led session babies aged 0-3 and their adults can explore a range of themes through the lens of our fabulous collections.

Thu 13th Jan
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Ceramics course
Ceramics Course Candlestick Holders

Learn how to hand build a traditional candlestick holder out of clay on our ceramics short course.

Sat 15th Jan
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STEAM Babies
Steam Babies

In this facilitator led session babies aged 0-3 and their adults can explore a range of themes through the lens of our fabulous collections.

Thu 20th Jan
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Tots Make and Do Making Faces
Tots Make and Do Making Faces

This time we will be looking at faces. Round, long, happy, sad – there are so many to find around the Museum and Art Gallery. Get creative and invent your very own characters.

Fri 21st Jan
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Full Steam Ahead
Full Steam Ahead Revealing Railways Revealed

Join us for a terrific train extravaganza with lots to see and do for all. Find out about the fascinating history of the railways in the Railway Study Centre and from exhibiting guest railway organisations.

Sat 22nd Jan
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Steam Session
STEAM Session Learning through Making

Join Derby Museums for the next event in their FREE online ‘STEAM Sessions’ series, ideal for teachers (Early years foundation stage through to post-16) and educators!

Wed 26th Jan
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STEAM Babies
Steam Babies

In this facilitator led session babies aged 0-3 and their adults can explore a range of themes through the lens of our fabulous collections.

Thu 27th Jan
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Soldering for Fund
Soldering for Fun Family Workshop

Learn to solder and make your very own electronic game to take home!

Sat 29th Jan
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Recycled Jewellery
Recycled Jewellery Introduction to Fine Metalworking

This is an introductory course to jewellery making and fine metalworking using recycled or reclaimed materials and found objects.

Sat 29th Jan/Sun 30th Jan
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Derby History Tour
Historic Derby Guided Tour

Come on a guided tour and find out about the history of Derby: a Cathedral city in the centre of England, lying on the River Derwent, rich in history, culture and diversity.

Sat 29th Jan
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