History and heritage in Derby

Derby Cathedral

Iron Gate
Derby DE1 3GP

derbycathedral.org

Like all other Cathedrals, Derby is much more than a beautiful building. It is, as its constitution states, 'the seat of the Bishop and a centre of worship and mission'.

Derby Museum & Art Gallery

The Strand
Derby DE1 1BS

derbymuseums.org

A museum featuring collections relating to the history, culture and natural environment of Derby and Derbyshire. Visit the museum and Art Gallery to discover the fantastic recently refurbished Joseph Wright Gallery as well as our vibrant contemporary exhibition spaces. Discover Derby's thriving local history in our Nature and Origins galleries alongside favourite exhibits such as The Mummies, 1001 Objects and The Soldier's Story.

Derbyshire Family History Society

Bridge Chapel House, St Mary-s Bridge, Sowter Road
Derby DE1 3AT

dfhs.org.uk

For over 25 years the society has linked together people researching their family history in Derbyshire. During that time we have built up an extensive library and assembled a team of expert volunteers.

Little Chester Heritage Centre

St Paul's Church, Chester Green, Mansfield Road
Derby DE1 3RA

thisisderbyshire.co.uk

The centre shows the history of Little Chester (Chester Green) from Roman to recent industrial times by means of artefacts, models and photographs.

Pickford's House Museum of Georgian Life & Costume

41 Friar Gate
Derby DE1 1DA

derby.gov.uk

You can see the ground floor dining room, drawing room and morning room as they might have been in Joseph Pickford's time. A Georgian bedroom and dressing room have been recreated on the first floor, while on the top floor there is a servant's bedroom complete with straw mattress.

Regimental Museum of the 9th/12th Royal Lancers - Prince of Wales

The Strand
Derby DE1 1BS

derbymuseums.org

Dedicated to the history of the 9th/12th Royal Lancers, The Sherwood Foresters and the Derbyshire Yeomanry. In Soldiers Story you will follow the story of Derby's and Derbyshire's soldiers from the days of muskets and swords at the Battle of Waterloo to the present day conflicts of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Silk Mill, The

Silk Mill Lane, Off Full Street
Derby DE1 3AF

derby.gov.uk

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