Contact Us

Events

find out what's happening
April 2017
M T W T F S S
« March   May »
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
Derby Museums
Format 17 Exhibition

This exhibition explores early studio photography from 1854 onwards with a focus on the collection of W W Winter Studio in Derby.

Fri 24th Mar/Sun 11th Jun
Find out more icon_cross
Bird Survey Training Workshop

On this workshop we will go through techniques and methods as well as bird and birdsong ID

Sat 1st Apr
Find out more icon_cross
Wind Powered Irrigation Systems

Build a system to pump water around a garden powered by a small wind turbine on this two day course at the Derbyshire ECO Centre.

Sat 1st Apr/Sun 2nd Apr
Find out more icon_cross
Dry stone walling

Experts from Walls for the Future are leading this two day course giving an introduction to drystone walling with limestone. Places are for landowners or people interested in joining a volunteer team to repair walls in the Middleton area.

Sat 1st Apr
Find out more icon_cross
Silk Mill Museum of Making
2Q Festival

2Q Festival is back after a successful debut year in 2016. Amongst other city venues, The Silk Mill will play host to a plethora of musical talent including Fizzy Blood, JAWS, Hannah Lou Clark, TOY and headline act, Temples.

Sat 1st Apr
Find out more icon_cross
Nature Tots: Spring Flowers

Come along to our playgroup with a difference. Nature Tots has a different wildlife theme for every session and encourages tots and parents to get outdoors to learn together. Sessions tend to include a story, outdoor activities, crafts and a snack and drink.

Mon 3rd Apr
Find out more icon_cross
Belper Mills 1921
Heritage Talk

Adrian Farmer illustrates the changes in the town and the gems that have gone.

Mon 3rd Apr
Find out more icon_cross
Handling History
Handling History

Handling History is our regular object handling morning where you can get up close to some historic objects from our collection.

Tue 4th Apr
Find out more icon_cross
Pickfords House
Hanson’s Valuation Days

Come along to Pickford’s House and meet a member of the Hanson’s valuation team who will be available to advise you on all your antiques.

Wed 5th Apr
Find out more icon_cross
Costumed tour guide
Beyond the Velvet Rope

An opportunity to go beyond the velvet rope and examine the beautiful rooms up close with guided tours by staff in 18th century costume at Pickford’s House.

Wed 5th Apr
Find out more icon_cross
Derby Museums
Museum Interventions

Museum Interventions, the work of second year Fine Art students from Derby University will sit amongst the permanent archaeology display in Derby Museum.

Thu 6th Apr/Sun 7th May
Find out more icon_cross
High Peak Trail
Cromford and High Peak Railway Photo Trail

Explore the High Peak Trail, from Middleton Top to High Peak Junction, and discover its history with a wide range of photos from the archives.

Sat 8th Apr/Sun 23rd Apr
Find out more icon_cross
Self build with timber
Self-build with timber

Create a basic Walter Segal designed timber frame structure and explore super insulation, flooring and cladding on this two day course at the Derbyshire ECO Centre.

Sat 8th Apr/Sun 9th Apr
Find out more icon_cross
Introduction to Hempcrete

A practical introduction to using hempcrete in sustainable building projects. A one day course at Derbyshire ECO Centre.

Sat 8th Apr
Find out more icon_cross
Derby Museums
Easter Holidays at Derby Museums

Easter Holiday activities at Derby Museums for all the family, creating, painting, planting, making, following trails and more.

Sat 8th Apr/Fri 21st Apr
Find out more icon_cross
Derby Museums
Museum Explorers Italian Adventure

Museum Explorers, collect your passport to begin your exploration at the Museum & Art Gallery. Complete challenges and continue your journey to Pickford’s House.

Sat 8th Apr
Find out more icon_cross
North Street, Cromford
Growing up at the Mills Tour

Growing up at the Mills Tour to find out what life was like for families working for Sir Richard Arkwright, and looking at the houses in Cromford village.

Sat 8th Apr
Find out more icon_cross
STEAM Tots
Steam Tots

This sensory exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths (STEAM) has been designed for under 5s and their grown-ups to experience together at the Silk Mill.

Sat 8th Apr
Find out more icon_cross
Silk Mill Museum of Making
Furniture Jam

Come and meet a band of STEAM architects, designers, makers and engineers who will be experimenting with techniques, materials and processes to create furniture at The Silk Mill.

Sat 8th Apr
Find out more icon_cross
Windmills, Waterworks and Witches
Windmills, Waterworks and Witches

Windmills, Waterworks and Witches walk: discover science, superstition and sustainable energy amongst hidden channels and stunning countryside views on this 5 mile walk.

Sun 9th Apr
Find out more icon_cross
Magnificent Meadows

Join our regular group of Wildlife Youth rangers, learning new skills to manage land for wildlife. Please wear old clothing you don’t mind getting muddy, wellies and waterproofs and bring and adult. Packed lunch and drink needed.

Tue 11th Apr
Find out more icon_cross
Costumed tour guide
Beyond the Velvet Rope

An opportunity to go beyond the velvet rope and examine the beautiful rooms up close with guided tours by staff in 18th century costume at Pickford’s House.

Wed 12th Apr
Find out more icon_cross
Wild Wednesdays

Come along to the wildlife discovery room and the outdoor classroom for Wildlife themed Easter crafts and activities. No matter what the weather we will have activities to keep the kids amused.

Wednesday 12th &19th April

Wed 12th Apr/Wed 19th Apr
Find out more icon_cross
Derby Museums
Artcore Bridge the Gap

In partnership with Artcore’s Art Attachments residency programme we’re delighted to be working with two new Bridge the Gap artists.

Fri 14th Apr/Sun 14th May
Find out more icon_cross
Cromford Mills
Alice in Wonderland

Follow Alice into Wonderland and enjoy a day of adventure at Cromford Mills. Lots of activities for all the family to enjoy all weekend.

Sat 15th Apr/Sun 16th Apr
Find out more icon_cross
High Peak Junction Poker Making
High Peak Junction Open Days

Free entry to these historic railway workshops and free use of the fascinating Audio Tour.

Sat 15th Apr/Mon 17th Apr
Find out more icon_cross
High Peak Trail
Cromford and High Peak Railway Walk – Middleton Top

Explore the history of the Cromford and High Peak Railway on this enlightening walk with Brian and Dave, authors of the recently published walk book.

Sun 16th Apr
Find out more icon_cross
Leawood Pumphouse
Leawood Pumphouse in Steam

Leawood PumpHouse in Steam – see a powerful part of history in action and visit this magnificent beam engine.

Sun 16th Apr/Mon 17th Apr
Find out more icon_cross
High Peak Junction
Cromford and High Peak Railway Walk – High Peak Junction

Explore the history of the Cromford and High Peak Railway on this enlightening walk with Brian and Dave, authors of the recently published walk book.

Mon 17th Apr
Find out more icon_cross
Handling History
Handling History

Handling History is our regular object handling morning where you can get up close to some historic objects from our collection.

Tue 18th Apr
Find out more icon_cross
Costumed tour guide
Beyond the Velvet Rope

An opportunity to go beyond the velvet rope and examine the beautiful rooms up close with guided tours by staff in 18th century costume at Pickford’s House.

Wed 19th Apr
Find out more icon_cross
Accessible Belper
Accessible Belper

Everyone is welcome to this Accessible Belper meeting. Come and contribute to the award winning ideas and work.

Wed 19th Apr
Find out more icon_cross
Silk Mill Museum of Making
Sharing the Vision for Derby Silk Mill

Sharing the Vision for the Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making, public event to enable you to find out more about how the museum will look and feel.

Thu 20th Apr
Find out more icon_cross
Cromford Mills yard
Interpretations of the Past Conference

The Interpretations of the Past Conference sets out to explore our understanding of the past and the ways in which we seek to interpret them to a modern audience.

Fri 21st Apr/Sat 22nd Apr
Find out more icon_cross
Silk Mill Museum of Making
Sharing the Vision for Derby Silk Mill

Sharing the Vision for the Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making, public drop in event to enable you to find out more about how the museum will look and feel.

Fri 21st Apr
Find out more icon_cross
No 28
Transition Cafe

Transition Belper’s monthly cafe at No 28 Market Place, Belper.

Sat 22nd Apr
Find out more icon_cross
Water courses at Cromford Mills
Water, Wheels and Wealth

Water, Wheels and Wealth: Making the Mills Spin Tour, explaining the ingenuity and manipulation of the local water sources at Cromford Mills.

Sat 22nd Apr
Find out more icon_cross
Pickfords House
Haunted Heritage

Join Haunted Heritage and the Derby Museums team as we open the doors to Derby’s iconic buildings and investigate who… or what, is there after hours.

Sat 22nd Apr
Find out more icon_cross
Gritstone Woodland
Dig – Lea Wood Knoll

Dig – Lea Wood Knoll

Monday 24th – Friday 28th April

For more information please email dlhheritage@gmail.com

Mon 24th Apr/Fri 28th Apr
Find out more icon_cross
Derby Museums
Object Stories

Object Stories is a chance to discover more about a few personal highlights of the collection from staff at Derby Museum and Art Gallery.

Wed 26th Apr
Find out more icon_cross
Derby Museums
Adult Drawing Class

Each month, we will be looking at new drawing techniques as we draw inspiration from the outstanding collections on display.

Thu 27th Apr
Find out more icon_cross
Woollen Woods
Belper Arts Festival

The fifth Belper Arts Festival features music, art, theatre, film, dance, comedy, photography and more. Performances and workshops will take place across the town.

Sat 29th Apr/Mon 29th May
Find out more icon_cross
Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
Four Railways Walk and Ride

Discover the history and delights of four railways, riding on the Steeple Grange Light Railway and the Derwent Valley and Ecclesbourne Valley Railway.

Sun 30th Apr
Find out more icon_cross
Belper Arts Trail at Fleet Arts

Visit us to discover a showcase of creative talent and find out how fleet arts is changing. Creative workshops on both days. Refreshments Accesible venue and toilet Free parking 10.30 – 4.30   Fleet arts, The Old School. The Fleet. Belper DE56 1NU T;01773 820484 fleet-arts.org belperarts.org

Sun 30th Apr/Mon 1st May
Find out more icon_cross
Belper Arts Festival at No 28

Belper Arts Festival events at No 28 Community Hall, Market Place, Belper including artists and makers, comedy night, poetry, workshops, cafes, films

Sun 30th Apr/Mon 29th May
Find out more icon_cross
Leawood Pumphouse
Leawood Pump in Steam

Leawood PumpHouse in Steam – see a powerful part of history in action and visit this magnificent beam engine.

Sun 30th Apr/Mon 1st May
Find out more icon_cross
Lumsdale waterfall
Lumsdale Valley

A leisurely guided one mile walk along this wooded gorge of outstanding natural beauty, exploring the stone ruins, ponds and waterfalls that make up this unique industrial valley site.

Sun 30th Apr
Find out more icon_cross
Discovering Duffield Heritage Walk
Discovering Duffield

Discovering Duffield Heritage Walk: the Village that Moved – and we will follow in its footsteps.

Sun 30th Apr
Find out more icon_cross

Back to top