FREE events at Derby Museums in May and June

Ceramics Takeover!
Saturday 28 May - 11am – 2pm at Derby Museum & Art Gallery - FREE

We love our newly displayed Ceramics Gallery and are celebrating by filling the museum with fun activities and events! From mug decoration, hands-on clay making and ceramic trails - there are plenty of free activities for families to discover today as we begin our Half Term celebrations.

Pickford’s Garden: Grow Your Own
Tuesday 31 May - 10am – 12 noon and 1 – 3pm at Pickford’s House - FREE

Take the magic of Pickford’s House beautiful Georgian Garden home, by creating an extra special miniature version! Today we will be making, decorating and planting a lovely cress garden that you can watch grow over the summer.

The Art Hub: Feathers and Fluff
Wednesday 1 June - 11am – 2pm at Derby Museum & Art Gallery - FREE

We’re exploring the fabulous textures found in our Nature Gallery in this week’s Art Hub! Come and play, explore and create a beautifully textured artwork that
captures the variety of what can be found on display in the gallery.

Origami: Making Time
Wednesday 1 June - 11am – 1pm at Derby Museum & Art Gallery - FREE

Join us in notice nature feel joy and get creative! Join Brad Caress and have a go at the beautiful art of origami. Fold, press and transform a piece of paper into a spectacular animal - then compare your creation to the real specimen in the gallery!

Pickford’s House: Puppet Show
Thursday 2 June - 10am – 12 noon and 1 – 3pm at Pickford’s House - FREE

We love the exhibition of colourful toy theatres at Pickford’s House - and think they need some new characters! Join us and create your very own puppet, then take it to the stage in our puppet show theatre.

Family Making Time: Automatons
Saturday 4 June - 1:30 – 4:30pm at The Silk Mill - FREE

Join us at The Maker Bar this Half Term and make something together as a family! Come and take a look at our beautiful automatons, brought out especially for today, and have a go at creating your very own. Automatons are wonderful mechanical sculptures that you can move!