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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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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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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 3rd Feb
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First Fridays hear my voice
Politics in Art The Arc is Long

This LGBT+ History Month, Derby Museums presents a series of talks, workshops and performance-based events on the theme of ‘Politics in Art’.

Fri 4th Feb/Sun 6th Feb
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First Fridays hear my voice
First Fridays Hear My Voice

An evening of new queer writing by Derby and Derbyshire writers, co-produced with Derbyshire LGBT+ and In Good Company.

Fri 4th Feb
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Politics in Art in conversation
Politics in Art In Conversation with

Mayor Robin Wood and Professor Gregory Woods discuss LGBTQ+ Voices in Politics and the Arts as part of a season of events produced by Derby Museums as part of LGBTQ+ History Month.

Sat 5th Feb
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The Nerdy Queer logo
Protest and Pronouns Badge Making Workshop

Design and make you own LGBTQ+ themed badges as part of LGBT History Month, produced by Derby Museums in partnership with The Nerdy Queer.

Sun 6th Feb
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LGB Qwerty
LGB-Qwerty Afternoon T

LGB-Qwerty, Derby’s LGBTQ+ spoken word and variety event returns for a LGBT History Month special at the Museum of Making.

Sun 6th Feb
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Sensory Storytelling
Sensory Storytelling

Join us at the Museum and Art Gallery for an interactive reading of the picture book Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love to celebrate inclusive stories during LGBTQ+ history month.

Wed 9th 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 10th Feb
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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 12th Feb
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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 16th 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 17th Feb
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Tots Make and Do A Curious Animal
Tots Make and Do A Curious Animal

Tots Make and Do is a monthly session where we welcome 2-5 year olds with their grown-ups for crafts, games and stories inspired by our fabulous collections.  This time, find out about a curious animal called a pangolin. 

Fri 18th Feb
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Half Term Trail Nature Champion
Half Term Trail Nature Champion

This February half term we are finding out about Pangolins to mark World Pangolin Day on Saturday 19 February with this fabulous trail around the museum.

Sat 19th Feb/Sun 27th Feb
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Art Hub Faceless Portraits
Art Hub Faceless Portraits

This time we will be following in the footsteps of surrealist artists like Claude Cahun, to create unique portraits that tell a story about a person’s personality, interests and emotions.

Wed 23rd Feb
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Family Friday And Tango Makes Three
Family Friday And Tango Makes Three

This time we will be celebrating LGBTQ+ month with the beautiful story called And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson, telling the true story of two penguins living Central Park Zoo. 

Fri 25th Feb
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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 26th Feb
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kitchenalia
Kitchenalia Workshop

Join Steve Smith, Pattern Maker by trade and the Museum of Making’s Workshop Supervisor, on this weekend course to make your own kitchen utensils and equipment.

Sat 26th Feb/Sun 27th Feb
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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 26th Feb
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