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    • Qype User 36…
    • Derby
    • 2 friends
    • 68 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    11/10/2008

    Derby musem and art gallery is really good for a ouing you can spend as long as you like in this place and the art gallery is full of amueing and strange pictures and pantings in the musem there is a lot of artifacts and there is also a big mummy in thire so thi place is the place to go on a rainny day

    • Qype User rachst…
    • Derby
    • 4 friends
    • 59 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    16/11/2008

    The Derby Central Museum and Art Gallery houses many exhibitions and artefacts relevant to the local history of Derby. Admission is completely free, and it is a great place for people to learn about the history of the local area.

    There is a fine collection of porcelain celebrating the cities links with Royal Crown Derby, a military gallery, wildlife displays, an archaeology gallery, and an exhibit reconstructing Bonnie Prince Charlies visit to the city on his way to claim the English thrown. The museum is also home to many of Joseph Wrights paintings. Joseph Wright was born in the city and was a celebrated 18th century artist. The gallery has the largest collection of the artist's work anywhere in the world.

    This museum is highly recommended.

    • Qype User suzyki…
    • Maidstone, Kent
    • 4 friends
    • 64 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    30/10/2011

    There was work going in while we were there but I still found it very fascinating and I loved the photography show. It's bigger than it looks on the outside and well worth a visit.

    • Qype User Hayley…
    • Derby
    • 92 friends
    • 128 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    20/9/2008

    A good museum to visit, it includes a viking longboat, mummies and an extensive pottery collection.The museum runs over 3 floors, including a gallery of paintings on the 2nd floor. Admission is free and the gift shop offers an extensive range of gifts relating to the exhibits in the museum.

    • Qype User julieb…
    • Derby
    • 2 friends
    • 46 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    14/11/2008

    Whilst studying fine art this gallery is very helpful, it is free to get in and your free to spend as long as you want or need. Once in it is larger than it appears from the outside, there are several floors, one of which has a permanent feature on joseph Wright who is a local artist. The other parts of the gallery changes quite often and has a large range of artists exhibiting. The gallery does work with the local university as well giving studying artists a chance to learn more about layouts and working in a gallery along with actually exhibiting within one. The shop downstairs offers a wide range, from postcards and cards to small scale sculptures. These are priced quite reasonably. There is a lift and stairs so it is accessible to everyone, it is quite central to derby and just outside the main shopping areas. Well worth a visiting, even if art is not your thing, there is also an area dedicated to history of derby itself.

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