Derby Museums Celebrate The Reopening Of The Museum Of Making!
From 10am on Friday 26th January the Museum of Making will reopen after flooding caused by Storm Babet forced its closure back in October 2023.
Flood waters reached a record level of 3.58m – the highest level since records began! It has taken several weeks of hard work by dedicated staff and generous help and support from the local community to bring the museum back to the point of reopening its doors to the public. Thanks to the quick actions of those involved and the design and layout of the museum, no objects from the museum's collections were damaged during the flood.
Visitors have much to look forward to over the coming weeks including the much-anticipated exhibition of a giant scale LEGO® model of the Lake District. They will also be able to engage with the 30,000 objects on display, including the striking Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine and ‘exploded’ Toyota Corolla car suspended in the Civic Hall.
Tony Butler, Executive Director of Derby Museums says: “I am delighted that the Museum of Making is reopening, our team has worked hard to get back up and running as soon as possible. It has been heart-warming for our team to see just how much the museum means to the city and how much our community have missed us. I’d like to thank our fantastic supporters, both individuals and the local business community for your support during this difficult time.”
The Museum of Making will reopen its doors at 10am on Friday 26 January. Find out more about what’s on at the Museum of Making here: https://derbymuseums.org/museum-of-making/whats-on/.
Image: The Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill © Pictoria Pictures/Derby Museums