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Things to see and do

The Museum of Making

An image of the museum of making, a brick building with a glade pyramid on top.

The Museum of Making is a 25-minute walk from Derby station.

The Museum of Making showcases the region’s 300-year history of making and innovation. The Museum of Making is located on a site of global significance, where the Derby Silk Mill, widely regarded as the site of the world’s first modern factory, first stood over 300 years ago. 

You can follow a bespoke trail through the amazing 30,000 collections, which are displayed and shared in unique ways and include a seven tonne Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine suspended in the new Civic Hall above visitors’ heads, the Midland Model Railway, located in the Railway Gallery and the world’s smallest engine run using a human hair.

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