The Silk Mill and its collection

The Silk Mill

The Silk Mill is a museum in Derby. The museum features exhibits related to: archives, social history, aviation, science and technology and land transport.

Science & Technology  Science & Technology History & Anthropology  History & Anthropology

The Silk Mill
Silk Mill Lane
Off Full Street
DE1 3AF Derby

Visitor information The Silk Mill

Opening hours

The museum is currently closed to the public for a period of redevelopment, but is, however open for planned activities and events.




Wheelchair accessible
Museum shop

Location & Map

Silk Mill Lane, Derby

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The Silk Mill Reviews

The Silk Mill has 2 ratings.

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    Fred • 14 Apr 2022

    Having visited this museum recently I was a little disappointed at the experience. This museum could best be described as one that was created by a committee who saw their roll as creating something different, but, no one was sure what that should be. The staff are most helpful & some of the exhibits are amazing but everything is all muddled up, with very little organisation or explanation. I recognised a number of items that were easily viewable but so much is hidden in drawers, on higher shelves & behind other exhibits. Also, as I’ve said in my review of your sister Museum & Art Gallery, there is an underlying self righteous superiority in some exhibits in reference to our history. We should not be shamed into believing our history to be bad because it doesn’t fit with todays thinking. We should learn from history but I suggest that some people should get a wider & deeper view of that history before expressing their own views in a publicly accessible museum.

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