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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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Lets Make Christmas
Lets Make Christmas

A celebration of making at Derby Museums shops featuring beautiful handmade gifts from local makers!

Sat 30th Oct/Fri 24th Dec
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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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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 2nd Dec
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First Friday Automata
First Fridays Cabaret Mechanical Theatre

Create and design your own automata with with Cabaret Mechanical Theatre artist Stephen Guy.

Fri 3rd Dec
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White Christmas Ball
White Christmas Ball at Derby Museums

Join us this Christmas for a fun-filled evening in our stunning 19th Century listed building on The Wardwick. Enjoy a festive evening with entertainment from DJ Austin Powerz, and fabulous food from local celebrity chef Ralph Skripek.

Fri 3rd Dec/Sat 18th Dec
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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 wreaths
Christmas Make Wreaths

In this month’s session, we will use leftover cardboard and craft materials to make fun and vibrant festive wreaths.

Sat 4th Dec
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Pickfords Christmas
Christmas at Pickford’s House

Join us for festive drinks, drop-in craft workshops and live music in the atmospheric surroundings of this unique Georgian townhouse, complete with roaring fire.

Sat 4th Dec
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Christmas weekend
Christmas Weekend at Cromford Mills

Get ready for the holiday season at Cromford Mills with festive markets, Medley arts and crafts show, winter warmers, Christmas trees and more.

Sat 4th Dec/Sun 5th Dec
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Shine Arts Market
Shine Artists and Makers Market

Ten artists showing their distinctive, high quality work, made locally.
Come and see! Objects of desire from as little as £5. 
No 28 Cafe open both days.

Sat 4th Dec/Sun 5th Dec
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LaserLab
LaserLab An Introduction to Lasercutting

In this LaserLab session, participants are taken through the step by step process of designing and laser cutting their own mobile phone stand.

Sat 4th Dec
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Museum Mix and Make
Museum Mix and Make

This is a session for people with English as an additional language who want to improve their language skills and for native speakers who want to join a fun social group.

Wed 8th Dec
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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 9th Dec
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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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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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Smaran Remembrance
Smaran Remembrance An Indian Classical Music Concert

You’re invited to a special evening with leading Indian music artist, Kaviraj Singh, combining santoor and vocal elements in a unique blend of ragas in this intimate concert.

Fri 10th Dec
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No 28 Winter Arts market
No28 Winter Arts Market

A fabulous two days of high quality artists and makers stalls (gifts galore), festive cafe and the continuation of our Winter Exhibition.

Sat 11th Dec/Sun 12th Dec
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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 11th Dec
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Christmas weekend
Christmas Weekend at Cromford Mills

Get ready for the holiday season at Cromford Mills with festive markets, Medley arts and crafts show, winter warmers, Christmas trees and more.

Sat 11th Dec/Sun 12th Dec
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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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Christmas lunch with santa
Christmas Lunch with Santa

Enjoy a carvery lunch and a gift from Santa, then put on your dancing shoes for a fun family disco at Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Sun 12th Dec
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Museum Mix and Make
Museum Mix and Make

This is a session for people with English as an additional language who want to improve their language skills and for native speakers who want to join a fun social group

Wed 15th Dec
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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 16th Dec
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Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site at 20
The Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site at 20

In December it will be 20 years since the Derwent Valley Mills were inscribed on the World Heritage List. Adrian Farmer looks at some of the highs and lows for the World Heritage Coordination Team since that time, explains a little of UNESCO’s expectations, and sets out hopes for the future

Thu 16th Dec
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tots make and do Christmas Magic
Tots Make and Do Christmas Magic

This time we will be sprinkling some Christmas magic around the Museum and getting into the festive spirit.

Fri 17th Dec
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Christmas Carol Service
Christmas Carol Service

The annual Cromford Mills Christmas Carol Service at St Mary’s Church. A Georgian evening of wassailing by lantern and traditional carols.

Fri 17th Dec
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Christmas weekend
Christmas Weekend at Cromford Mills

Get ready for the holiday season at Cromford Mills with festive markets, Medley arts and crafts show, winter warmers, Christmas trees and more.

Sat 18th Dec/Sun 19th Dec
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Christmas cranky contraptions
Christmas Cranky Contraptions Workshop

Make your own Christmas-themed automata inspired by the new Cabaret Mechanical Theatre exhibition.

Sat 18th Dec
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