The new Museum of Making will open to the public for the very first time on Saturday 19th September 2020.
The museum will offer visitors access to all 50,000 objects in its collections and will showcase Derby’s 300-year history of making and will celebrate the area’s rich history of innovation.
Upon entry, visitors will walk through the Bakewell Gates which were part of the original structure of the Silk Mill to the view of a Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine which will hang above visitors from the ceiling in the Civic Hall. There will also be bespoke workshop spaces available for those who want to come and create.
Ahead of the opening in 2020, the public are being offered to make their mark on the new Museum of Making by having their name, or the name of a loved one, permanently displayed in the entrance hall of the Museum – click here to find out more.
The £17m project is being funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England, D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership and a range of trusts and foundations.