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A special Hard Hat Tour of the new Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill

23 November – 1 December

Be one of the first to see behind-the-scenes at Derby Silk Mill as this magnificent landmark transforms into the new Museum of Making. On this exclusive tour of the construction site, you will learn about the history of the building and find out about future plans for the site, which is due to open to the public in autumn 2020.


Saturday 18 January 2020

- 10-11am or

- 11.30-12.30pm


The tour will take place on Saturday 18th January, with special pre-booking open 23 November-1 December as part of the National Lottery Heritage Fund #ThanksToYou campaign.

This tour is FREE! A £10 booking deposit is required to hold your place, which will be refunded on the day when you show your National Lottery ticket or scratch card.

Book your place at: or call 01332 641901



Please note this is currently a live building site so there is no lift service available to access the upper floors as part of the tour. Wheelchairs may be able to access the ground floor - please enquire in advance before booking. On arrival you will have a quick security induction and PPE will be provided – please wear sensible, sturdy footwear.

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