​Bakewell Old House Museum

Location: Cunningham Place, Off North Church Street, Bakewell, DE45 1DD

Website: www.oldhousemuseum.org.uk/

Prices: £4 Adults, £2 Children, Under 5's free, £11.50 Family Ticket

Opening hours: Daily 11am - 4pm

Contact: 01629 813642

Derby Police Museum

Location: (Within Derby Gaol) Agard Street Derby DE1 1DZ,

Website: www.facebook.com/derbypolicemuseum

Prices: Entry is £3

Opening hours: Saturdays 11am - 3pm

Contact: 01335 360882

Eyam Museum

Location: Hawkhill Road, Eyam, S32 5QP

Website: www.eyam-museum.org.uk/

Prices: £2.50 Adults, £2 Child/Concession, £7.50 Family Ticket

Opening hours: Tues to Sun (until 1st November 2015) 10am - 4:30pm

Contact: 01433 631371 contact@eyam-museum.org.uk

FEATURED: Derby Museums - Derby Days Out Attraction

FEATURED: Derby Museums

Derby Museums is a charitable trust responsible for the rich cultural and creative history of Derby. The Trust manages three sites: the City Museum and Art Gallery, Pickford’s House and The Silk Mill, and all art and collections are held and curated by the Trust.

With free events the 3 sites are modern, interactive and always full of fun things for families or just children. See Derby Museums events listed on the 'events' page of DDO or visit the websites below.

Derby Museum & Art Gallery

Location: The Strand, Derby, DE1 1BS

Website: www.derbymuseums.org/museumartgallery

Prices: Free

Opening Hours: Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 12noon - 4pm

Contact: 01332 641901 info@derbymuseums.org

Pickford's House Museum

Location: 41 Friar Gate, Derby, DE1 1DA

Website: www.derbymuseums.org/pickfords-house

Prices: Free

Opening Hours: Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm

Contact: 01332 715181 info@derbymuseums.org

The Silk Mill

Location: Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF

Website: www.derbymuseums.org/thesilkmill

Prices: Free


Contact: 01332 255308 info@derbymuseums.org

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Peak District Lead Mining Museum

Location: The Grand Pavilion, South Parade, Matlock, DE4 3NR

Website: www.peakdistrictleadminingmuseum.co.uk/

Prices: For museum only: Adults £4, Child £3, Family £12 (Under 5's free) 

Opening hours: Summer - every day 10am - 5pm

Contact: 01629 583834 mail@peakmines.co.uk

Poppies: Weeping Window - Derby Days Out Attraction

Poppies: Weeping Window

Date: 9th June - 23rd July 2017

Open: 7 days The Silk Mill is open 10am - 5pm (Thursdays 10am - 8pm)

Location: The Silk Mill, Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF 01332 641901

Price: Free

Suitable for: Everyone

Website: www.derbymuseums.org/whats-on/poppies

Description: Weeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies seen pouring from a high window to the ground below; Wave is a sweeping arch of bright red poppy heads suspended on towering stalks. These two sculptures, by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, marking the centenary of the outbreak of war, are now brought to audiences at venues across the country by 14-18 NOW as part of the Poppies tour. As with all 14-18 NOW projects, the presentation of these sculptures to new audiences across the UK aims to prompt a new, nationwide dialogue around the legacy of the First World War.

Poppies Tour - Weeping Window

The breath-taking sculptures were initially conceived as the key dramatic sculptural elements in the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London in the summer and autumn of 2014. Over the course of their time at the Tower, the two sculptures were gradually surrounded by a vast field of ceramic poppies, each one planted by a volunteer in memory of the life of a British and Colonial soldier lost during the First World War. In their original setting they captured the public imagination and were visited by over five million people.

Weeping Window is from the installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ – poppies and original concept by artist Paul Cummins and installation designed by Tom Piper – by Paul Cummins Ceramics Limited in conjunction with Historic Royal Palaces, originally at HM Tower of London 2014.

Artist Paul Cummins and Designer Tom Piper

Pictured: Artist Paul Cummins and Designer Tom Piper

Images credit: © DerbyDaysOut.co.uk

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Strutts North Mill

Location: North Mill, Bridgefoot, Belper, DE56 1YD


Prices: £4 Adults, U16's free (accompanied)

Opening hours: Weds to Sun 11am - 4pm

Contact: 01773 880474

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