Silk Mill Museum

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The Silk Mill Museum is on the site of the world's oldest factories, the Silk Mills built by George Sorocold in 1702 and 1717. The foundations and parts of the tower from the 1717 mill are still visible. The displays in the museum tell the story of the industrial heritage and achievement of Derby and its people. There is a special emphasis on the development of the railways and the rolls royce engine, mining, pottery and foundry work. The Power Gallery covers the story of motive power in industry with hands on exhibits.

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Derby, Derbyshire, England, Great Britain, UK, Europe
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Derby Museum Of Industry And History

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Bus

Most buses to Derby will drop you at Derby Bus Station. Cross to the far side of Morledge, opposite the Court House. Proceed right towards the Market Hall crossing Victoria St, by the roundabout. Keep going ensuring that the Market Hall is on your left and the Derby City Council House is on your right. You will now find yourself at a small roundabout. Continue straight on along Full St, with the Assembly Rooms car park on your left. The entrance to the museums drive can be found on your right hand side at the bend in Full St.

Train

On exiting the station cross the road to catch the 41, 44 or 45 bus into the city from the bus stop by the old Railway Institute. This is a short journey and will drop you on Morledge opposite the bus station. On alighting from the bus, proceed right towards the Market Hall crossing Victoria St, by the roundabout. Keep going ensuring that the Market Hall is on your left and the Derby City Council House is on your right. You will now find yourself at a small roundabout. Continue straight on along Full St, with the Assembly Rooms car park on your left. The entrance to the museums drive can be found on your right hand side at the bend in Full St.

Admission

Opening times:
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
11:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0013:00 - 16:00
Open Bank Holidays 13:00-16:00

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Free

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Address: Derby's Museum of Industry and History, Silk Mill Lane, off Full Street, Derby, DE1 3AF, UK.
Phone: +44 1332 255308

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