Museum of Making set to open this autumn
Derby is set to welcome the new Museum of Making on 19th September. Designed to inspire those who visit with new creativity while showcasing Derby’s 300-year history of making and celebrating the area’s rich history of innovation, the museum is located within the Derwent Valley Mills UNESCO World Heritage Site, and stands on the site of the world’s first factory, the Derby Silk Mill.
The new museum will display fascinating items from Derby’s rich industrial history, celebrating the makers of the past, and will be designed to empower makers of the future through inspirational environments for learning programmes and activities.
The £17 million project is being developed by Derby Museums, an independent charitable trust that manages two other museums in the city – the Museum and Art Gallery and Pickford’s House.