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The Peacock Revolution
From crushed velvet trousers to satin shirts, kaftans and brocaded jackets – this is the period when clothing truly did become technicolour!
Derby West Indian Community Association Culture and Legacy
The exhibition dives into the heritage of Derby West Indian Community Association, including Windrush generation memories and the experiences of younger members growing up in Derby.
Do It Yourself Exhibition
From DIY TV programmes to current DIY trends on social media, this unique, quirky exhibition will explore the intriguing past, present and future of DIY.
First Fridays Parky Players
A fiercely funny, no-holds-barred comedy about modern life living with Parkinson’s.
Meeting Point Workshop
Join Hetain Patel in our historic Education room for a relaxing, creative workshop as part of our Meeting Point programme.
Metal Fabrication Workshop
This is an introductory weekend workshop to hot forge work, perfect for those looking to try their hand at metal fabrication and basic blacksmithing techniques.
Cromford Mills Antiques Fair is the ideal chance to browse quality antiques, relics and vintage collectables.
Leawood Pumphouse Operating Days
Experience the power of this great steam engine – the heat of the boilers, the smell of grease and coal and the power of the wave as tons of water are pumped from the River Derwent to the Cromford Canal.
An evening walk, led by Adrian Farmer, exploring the origins of the cemetery, and some of its quirks.
Derbyshire’s newest open-air event that celebrates an eclectic mix of musical genres.
Doctor Johnsons Wedding
It’s 1735 and young Dr Samuel Johnson (creator of the English Dictionary) has eloped to Derby to marry his bride. Come and meet the wedding party in this historical re-enactment by Derby’s own Charles Edward Stuart Society.
STRUTTS AND THE RIVER THAT CHANGED THE WORLD
Explore the watercourses and beauties of the Rivers Gardens with their historic structures and fascinating history of music and entertainment and the hidden system of water channels.
Gallery Tour Do It Yourself
Curator of Making, Eilish Clohessy-Dennis, will lead a tour around the Do It Yourself? exhibition, delving deeper into the history of the DIY movement and answering the question: do we still do it ourselves?
Celebrating World Heritage
Please come along and join our Celebrating World Heritage event on Saturday 16th July at Cromford Mills from 10am to 4pm.
A marvellous Artisan Market at Cromford Mills showcasing local makers, artisans and producers.
Explore and Discovery Activities for the Summer Holidays
Runaway Train Treasure Hunt around High Peak Junction of a Mini-Beast Safari at Middleton Top – activities for your family to enjoy any day during the summer holidays!
Twelfth Night performed by The Handlebards
Join The Handlebards for a bicycle-powered, laugh-out-loud production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.
Pubs and Peculiarities walk
Discover the stories that lurk behind many of our historic pubs, and go in search of some which have disappeared.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Date for your diary – more details coming soon!
Derbyshire Angling Fair 2022
Date for your diary – more details coming soon
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.