The Silk Mill

Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF

The Silk Mill is undergoing a process of significant development to create Derby Silk Mill – Museum of Making due to open in summer 2020. During this redevelopment it will be open for specific events only. The Silk Mill is part of the UNESCO inscribed Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

The new museum will display fascinating items from Derby’s rich industrial history, celebrating the makers of the past; and will be designed to empower makers of the future through inspirational environments for learning programmes and activities. The project is timed to be completed in 2019/20 and is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Derby City Council and Arts Council England.

The museum’s project theme “Made by the Makers of Today” is a primary focus for the coming months and years. They will be offering volunteer co-production opportunities that will excite and challenge everyone, developing our collective skills and enabling us to make Derby Silk Mill – Museum of Making together.

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