The Silk Mill, Derby's Museum of Industry and History

Silk Mill Steps
Address:
Silk Mill Lane, off Full Street, Derby DE1 3AF

Opening Times:
Open Daily: Monday - 11am to 5pm Tuesday - 10am to 5pm Wednesday - 10am to 5pm Thursday - 10am to 5pm Friday - 10am to 5pm Saturday - 10am to 5pm Sunday and Bank Holidays - 1pm to 4pm Entry is Free

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Description:
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 tell the story of the industrial heritage and achievement of Derby and its people. There is a special emphasis on the development of Rolls-Royce aero engines and the railway industry. Other displays cover local industries such as mining, pottery and foundry work. The Power Gallery covers the story of motive power in industry with hands-on exhibits. There is an area devoted to regularly-changing temporary exhibitions, and a programme of educational activities and events.

Contact Details:
Telephone: 01332 255308 Fax: 01332 255108 Minicom: 01332 256666

Learning Programmes:
Fun Forces Workshop Fun Forces Discovery Box

Specialisms:
History Industry of Derby Part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site

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