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Lifelong Learning

Derby Museums is for the thinker and maker in all of us, whoever you are and whatever stage of life you are at. Across our three unique sites you will always find something to stimulate your curiosity, inspire your creativity and offer enjoyment and delight. Go to the What’s On page to find out about upcoming events and activities.

We work alongside local people and Derby’s communities to develop our exhibitions, displays and lifelong learning activities, always endeavouring to make our museums more meaningful, relevant and inclusive to our residents and visitors. Using our spaces and collections, we are committed to supporting the development of social and civic connections to address contemporary issues, tell relevant stories and build a sense of place.

You can continue to be part of our learning and community work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic with our inclusive online activities. Participate in  digital family making workshops, interactive sessions with curators, and creative classes from wherever you feel safe. Visit Derby Museums at Home to explore, make and play!

Fantastic for Families

Derby Museums have signed up to the Family Arts Standards, a UK-wide recognised quality-mark demonstrating excellence in family provision. Click here for more information.

Kids in Museums

Derby Museums supports and implements the Kids in Museums manifesto, a set of guidelines for museums, created with children, young people and families, ensuring that Derby Museums is a great place to visit. You can find out more about Kids in Museums here.