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Collections & Galleries

Derby Museums’ Collections of Making comprises objects and archives that chart the progress of Derby’s ongoing manufacturing history and the people who were involved in these industries.

From the world’s smallest engine run using a human hair, to a seven tonne Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine suspended in a new atrium above visitors’ heads, there are 30,000 objects for the public to enjoy. With a treasure trove of objects displayed according to the materials from which they are made, the museum invites people to create their own journey through 300 years of making.

Trailmaker - our collections digital platform

Explore our fascinating collections of objects in the Assemblage. Trailmaker is constantly being updated as discover new information.

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