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More than a Museum

Derby Museums uses its unique cultural heritage and the city’s stories of innovation and making, to engage children and young people in learning and activity programmes. Our programmes drive creativity; develop 21st century skills relevant to learning, work and society to enable children and young people to believe in themselves as our future thinkers and makers.

We work with our schools and communities with an approach which is under- pinned by STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) thinking, to help bridge the recognised skills gap in our city, create a safe place to think and learn, and create strong aspirations in the young people of Derby. 

In addition to the exhibitions, events and learning activities Derby Museums provides on-site, we also have a thriving outreach programme. Derby Museums has developed and delivered STEAM learning activities with and for young carers in partnership with Derbyshire Virtual Schools; worked with volunteers from BBC’s Robot Wars to co-deliver a Young Roboteers club to aspiring coders and continue with a rolling programme of inspiring families in our neighbouring communities by taking making activities to local community events.  

To find out more, please take a moment to read through Inspiring and Empowering Future Generations and visit the Programmes section of our website.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the generous funders and supporters who have helped Derby Museums positively impact so many children and young people.