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  • Vintage Trams at Crich Tramway Village
  • The Orrery by Joseph Wright of Derby
  • The Bottle Car at The National Brewery Centre

Museums & Galleries

Come and discover the diverse museums and heritage of the area. Take in an exhibition - from art, sculpture, commeration events and local Derbyshire traditions. Explore the Internationally renowned collection by Joseph Wright of Derby or the delicate beauty of Royal Crown Derby china.  Or take a step further back in Peak District History to the time of the lead miners at the Peak District Mining Museum or even further back to prehistoric times at Creswell Crags.

Derby Museum & Art Gallery

Wright of Derby's The OrreryDerby Museum and Art Gallery holds collections and displays relating to the history, culture and natural environment of Derby including an internationally important collection of paintings by Joseph Wright of Derby

The National Brewery Centre

The Bottle Car at the National Brewery CentreThe 'brewing experience' incorporates the original Bass Museum. The museum also celebrates the real life experiences of the people who helped to build Burton's world renowned brewing reputation

More Museums & Galleries

Crich Tramway Village

Crich Tramway Village


The National Tramway Museum, situated in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside is a world from a bygone age, where vintage trams transport visitors along cobbled streets, past enchanting buildings, and into breathtaking scenery.

Denby Visitor Centre

Denby Pottery Visitor Centre

Ripley (Derbyshire)

Daily pottery tours - paint a plate and make a frog. Attractive courtyard with award winning home, garden, cookery and gift shops, plus extensive Factory Shop. Free daily cookery demonstrations, museum, restaurant and outdoor play area.

Enjoy afternoon Tea

Royal Crown Derby Visitors Centre


At the Royal Crown Derby Visitor Centre experience over 260 years of history of one of the world's best-known English Fine Bone China manufacturers.

National Brewery Centre Front

The National Brewery Centre

Burton Upon Trent

The National Brewery Centre celebrates Burton upon Trent's proud brewing heritage and its influence worldwide. Visitors are told the story of brewing by actors in period costume, multi-media interactive displays and hundreds of exhibits.

Discover five hundred years of history!

Bakewell Old House Museum


The Museum houses a local history collection for the Bakewell area, in a fascinating building, the oldest part of which was built in Henry VIII's reign. The collection includes costume exhibitions:children's toys, and a Victorian kitchen.

Buxton Museum & Art Gallery

Buxton Museum & Art Gallery


Opening Times Tuesday - Friday 9.30am-5.30pm. Saturday 9.30am - 5.00pm Open Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter to end September 10.30am - 4pm

Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery

Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery


The Museum tells the Story of Chesterfield, from its Roman origins to its growth as a market town and up to the present day. It has a changing programme of temporary exhibitions and events.

Derby Museum & Art Gallery

Derby Museum & Art Gallery


Derby Museum and Art Gallery holds collections and displays relating to the history, culture and natural environment of Derby and its region.

Derby Silk Mill


Come and help Re:Make the Museum. The Silk Mill is reinventing itself for the 21st century and, through reviving the principles of the Enlightenment, expanding traditional perspectives of what a museum is and can be.


Erewash Museum


Erewash Museum is our very own local and social history museum Home for the Museum is a late Georgian house with Victorian extensions. It was both a family home and school accommodation before becoming a museum in the 1980's.

Leawood Pump

Leawood Pump


Built in 1849 to pump water from the River Derwent to Cromford Canal, Leawood Pump is capable of lifting approximately five tons of water each minute, up to a height of 30 feet.


National Sikh Heritage Centre


An awe inspiring visitor experience that shows the special British-Sikh relationship. The museum explores the courage, sacrifice and bloody genocide of the Sikhs.

New Mills Heritage & Information Centre

New Mills Heritage & Information Centre

New Mills

The Centre is a fully registered museum and includes a shop and sales area selling publications, maps and trails. The displays describe the formation of the Torrs gorge, the pre-industrial history including Domesday and the royal forest.

Pickford's House Museum

Pickford's House Museum


Come and experience our unique Museum of Georgian Life and Historic Costume

Sudbury Hall

Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood


Explore the grand 17th Century hall with its richly decorated interior and see life below stairs. You can also visit the Museum of Childhood where children and adults can celebrate childhood. Administered by the National Trust.

The Mansion

Tatton Park


Mansion with 50-acre garden, traditional working farm, Tudor manor-house, 1,000-acre deer park and children's adventure playground. Administered by the National Trust.