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27 June 2015 to 06 September 2015

Benedict Drew at QUADSat 27 Jun - Sun 6 Sep 2015This exhibition of new work by artist Benedict Drew will question different modes of learning and the power and privilege of the acquisition of knowledge.

04 July 2015 to 20 September 2015

Pablo Bronstein at ChatsworthSat 4 Jul - Sun 20 Sep 2015Pablo Bronstein has been commissioned to make a series of new works in response to Chatsworth and its historic collection.

04 July 2015 to 20 September 2015

Pablo Bronstein at Nottingham ContemporarySat 4 Jul - Sun 20 Sep 2015Pablo Bronstein will curate an exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary, displaying historical items from Chatsworth alongside a range of his original drawings.

05 July 2015 to 20 September 2015

Elements of Architecture at The Harley GallerySun 5 Jul - Sun 20 Sep 2015This is a rare chance to see part of Rem Koolhaas’ Elements of Architecture at Welbeck Estate, the private estate that influenced the work.

04 July 2015 to 27 September 2015

Re-Imagining Prison Reform: Past, Present & Future at Galleries of Justice MuseumSat 4 Jul - Sun 27 Sep 2015This exhibition tells the story of an alternative ‘Grand Tour’ that took place around Britain and Europe in the 18th and 19th Centuries. A tour, that was not in search of cultural enlightenment.

02 August 2015 to 13 September 2015

Des Brophy Art Exhibition in Devonshire Link at The Cavendish Hotel Sun 2 Aug - Sun 13 Sep 2015Des Brophy art exhibition in Devonshire Link at The Cavendish Hotel, Baslow.

27 June 2015 to 05 September 2015

The world away, that's not far away at Nicholson Gallery and MuseumSat 27 Jun - Sat 5 Sep 2015See and experience the Peak District as never before through the lens of a Destination Photography Partner. This special photography exhibition celebrates examples of their work and experience.

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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.

Wonder of the Peak Victorian Tram

Discover Buxton Tours


A warm welcome to Discover Buxton. We are proud to offer an entertaining variety of history and heritage experiences. Let us bring the beautiful town of Buxton alive in a fun and informative way.

Royal Crown Derby

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.


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

Museum of Childhood

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 Old Hall

Tatton Park


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