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Derby 2012-13

City Essentials Olympic Torch Relay Weekend 29-30 June 2012

Derby QUAD Summer Nights Film Festival 4 May-15 September 2012

Derby FestĂŠ 21-22 September 2012

Format International Photography Festival March 2013 Follow Visit Derby on


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Main image: Cosmopolitan city life Courtesy of Derby Museum

Derby’s top 10 UK’s Real Ale capital

One of the world’s top ten easy trips. Lonely Planet

Derby Festé 2011 – Sarruga: Peixo

‘The Orrery’ by Wright of Derby

Popular Roundhouse Tours

Cathedral Quarter shopping

Fantastic Festivals

Ghost Walks

World Heritage

Restaurant Scene

Real Ale

Derby has a packed calendar of events and activities all year round including a number of festivals which attract visitors from all over the world. The Olympic Torch Relay Weekend is a highlight for 2012 and an exciting line-up is planned for 29-30 June. The annual Derby Festé, festival of street theatre, takes place on 21-22 September. Other festivals include the FORMAT International Photography Festival, Darley Park Classical Concert and CAMRA Beer festivals. whats-on-in-derby (01332) 255802

Derby is officially the most haunted city in the UK! With over 315 sightings of ghosts in the city centre, it’s no wonder Derby is fondly known as “The Dead Centre of England.” Choose from two Ghost Walks or an overnight vigil in Derby Gaol. (01332) 255802

Derby Museum and Art Gallery is home to the largest collection of paintings by the world renowned artist Joseph Wright. Immerse yourself in authentic Georgian splendour at Pickford’s House and visit the start of the UNESCO Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Derwent. For opening times visit

Derby has a booming restaurant scene with over 100 quality branded and independent venues for all tastes from around the world. See page 7 for some awardwinning suggestions.

Derby is rightly known as the Real Ale Capital, with over 120 real ale pubs, several micro-breweries and two CAMRA Beer Festivals each year. Why not try one of the popular Real Ale Trails or Derby’s ‘Perfect Pub Crawl’, recommended by the Good Beer Guide 2011. (01332) 255802

Royal Crown Derby Royal Crown Derby is the oldest surviving manufacturer of English fine bone china. Don’t miss out on a factory tour, a trip to the visitor centre, factory shop, museum and coffee shop.

Retail Therapy With premium brands available across the city, Derby now offers a retail haven for dedicated shoppers. Choose from the independent boutiques and cafés in the city’s Cathedral Quarter to Derby’s traditional high street around St Peter’s Quarter. You’ll be spoilt for choice with over 190 stores in the massive indoor world of Westfield Derby.

Railway History Derby is a historic railway city – join us on a journey to explore the oldest surviving turning shed in the world. Walk in the footsteps of its founder George Stephenson and learn how this Derby-born industry shaped the world. (01332) 255802

National Trust Some of the country’s most glorious great houses, including Chatsworth, can be found in Derbyshire. Three magnificent National Trust properties are right on Derby’s doorstep, Kedleston Hall, is a fine example of a Robert Adam designed neo-classical mansion. Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood, is a grand 17th century family home and Calke Abbey, a country house in decline, left as it was found in its faded glory.

Sporting City Enjoy an exciting year round programme of events. Football at Derby County Football Club’s sensational Pride Park Stadium, first-class cricket at the historic County Ground home of Derbyshire County Cricket Club plus top quality rugby can be found at Derby RFC’s Haslam Lane ground. Exciting plans are in place for a £20m multi-purpose arena including a velodrome due to open in 2014. If motorsport is your passion, then visit Donington Park race circuit.

Front cover image Games Time, Kevin Ryan Main image © Tristan Poyser Photography



Main image: Retail therapy at Westfield Derby

Shopping Westfield Derby*

Derby’s Victorian Market Hall

Shop and relax in the Cathedral Quarter*

St Peter’s Quarter

Great for unique gifts

Shop ’til you drop at the hottest stores – from the latest fashion to must-buy beauty treats and stylish gifts – Derby has the perfect choice for you.

Westfield Derby Offers over one million square feet of shopping heaven in the heart of the city and is recognised as one of the UK’s top ten shopping centres. Here you’ll find over 190 stores mixing the best of the high street with great independent brands, Westfield Derby has everything you need. Also within the centre is the Showcase Cinema de Lux, a state-of-the-art movie experience with the latest Dolby 3D digital projection and over 2,000 seats across 12 screens.

Cathedral Quarter and St Peter’s Quarter Whether you’re looking for retro chic or contemporary styles, Derby’s traditional old town showcases a variety of fashion outlets. Opulent boutiques rub shoulders with edgy chain stores, making the Cathedral Quarter a great place to wander around. St Peter’s Quarter connects the Cathedral Quarter to Westfield Derby and is where you’ll find a feast of family brands and stores.

* © Tristan Poyser Photography



Main image: Derby has delicious food from around the world

Food and Drink The Spice Lounge

Pizza Express, Iron Gate*

Eat Central in Westfield Derby*

With over 100 places on offer and dishes available from around the world, Derby has something to suit every taste and budget, from tapas to pasta and entrecôte to enchiladas. Frothy coffee cafés, real ale pumping pubs and cork-popping wine bars complete the scene.

Authentic Japanese Cuisine at Moonsha

Dine in Derby Enjoy a meal in the luxurious modern Eat Central at Westfield Derby – an 800-seat venue with cuisine from around the world. Family favourites include, TGI Friday’s, Pizza Express, Nando’s or the cinema’s own Studio One. There’s also a wide variety of cafés and snacks available around the centre. Meanwhile, Derby’s historic Cathedral Quarter is packed with pubs, coffee shops, bistros and award-winning restaurants.

Pubs Galore


The 2011 Derby Food and Drink Award-winning hot-spots are all well worth a try: Indian Restaurant of the Year The Spice Lounge Oriental Restaurant of the Year New Watermargin www. Best Lunch Le Bistrot Pierre www. European Restaurant of the Year The European

The Good Beer Guide 2011 recommended Derby for the ‘Perfect Pub Crawl.’ A highlight is ‘the rack,’ available at The Brewery Tap or The Greyhound, where you can enjoy five thirdof-a-pint taster glasses of real ale complemented by a selection of excellent local cheese.

Best Café Derby QUAD www.

Wholesome Markets

Best Customer Service Mansion Restaurant & Wine Bar www.

Derby’s Farmers’ Market comes to the Market Place on the third Thursday of every month. A tasty selection of locally produced cheese, sausages, pies and pickles create a mouth-watering display. Visit the Market Hall’s fine Victorian building or the Eagle Market for a modern shopping experience. * © Tristan Poyser Photography

Number Five

Best Bar Number Five www. Best Newcomer Mansion Restaurant & Wine Bar www.

Derby Restaurant of the Year Darleys www. Best Out of Town Bay Tree (Melbourne) www. Best Pub The Brewery Tap www.


Main image: QUAD and Derby’s Market Place

Heritage and culture Top names at the Assembly Rooms

The world would have been a different place without Derby kick-starting the Industrial Revolution and experimenting in the world of science and philosophy. Today’s modern cultural scene sets the balance, offering vibrant and creative attractions and exciting festivals.

Discover for yourself by visiting the UNESCO Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site – site of Britain’s first ever factory; Derby Roundhouse – the oldest surviving railway turning shed in the world, and Derby Museum & Art Gallery – home of the world’s largest collection of Joseph Wright of Derby paintings. Treasures, including Bess of Hardwick’s magnificent tomb, can be found at Derby Cathedral along

Outdoor performance on Cathedral Green

with a family of peregrine falcons nesting on the tower – complete with their own web cam! Celebrate the world of dance at Déda and the world of film and creative arts at Derby QUAD where you can browse classic film and TV at the British Film Institute, Mediatheque.

Open air concert

Derby Museum & Art Gallery

World Heritage Site

Enjoy independent film from around the world and view the best in contemporary visual art. Live entertainment at the Assembly Rooms, Guildhall Theatre and Derby Theatre appeals to all age groups and with over 36 cinema screens to choose from – including the Director’s Hall, leather seated luxury at the Showcase Cinema de Lux at Westfield Derby, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

© Tristan Poyser Photography



Main image: Choose from a wide variety of tours

Inspirational ideas and tours

One of Derby’s oldest pubs

UK’s most haunted city

Ghosts, railways, real ale, fine china – discover a variety of intriguing tours that are guaranteed to educate and entertain.

Royal Crown Derby

Derby Ghost Walks

Derby Real Ale Tours

The streets are steeped in haunted history making Derby the most haunted city in the UK. Experience underground tunnel surprises and learn how public hangings used to entertain the crowds! Pub stops along the way help to steady the nerves.

Go on a ‘Perfect Pub Crawl’ as recommended by the Good Beer Guide 2011. Derby’s compact city layout is the perfect territory for discovering the city’s real ale appeal. Micro-breweries, CAMRA beer festivals and The Derby Brewing Company’s unique taster racks can’t fail to impress. For more ideas visit

Derby Roundhouse Tours Derby’s railway heritage can be tracked down at Derby Roundhouse – now home to Derby College. Reminders of the golden age of steam are never far away on this hour-long tour where you can literally walk in the steps of the ‘Father of Railways’, George Stephenson.


Historic Cathedral Quarter

A CAMRA Beer Festival

Royal Crown Derby Tours A mid-week visit to Royal Crown Derby offers a genuine factory tour experience at the oldest surviving manufacturer of English fine bone china. See the whole process from clay moulds to final hand-gilded decoration. Finish up in the factory shop to pick up some great bargains! For tour bookings and further information, go to or telephone (01332) 255802


Main image: Olympic Torch Relay and QUAD Summer Nights Film Festival © Dave Bird

Olympic torch in Derby

Olympic merchandise

© Dave Bird

Darley Park celebrations

Mark the date in Olympic Torch Lights Up Derby your diary to celebrate Friday 29 – Saturday 30 June 2012 this once in a lifetime Visit Derby will take centre stage for a full programme of Olympic opportunity to welcome with a spectacular weekend of Torch Relay weekend events, or celebrations, putting us firmly the Olympic Torch contact Derby Tourist Information on the world map. The torch Centre tel: 01332 255802. will be arriving in Derby Market to Derby! Place on the evening of Friday 29 June before moving on to Darley Park where the Celebration Cauldron will be lit followed by an exhilarating ceremony and stage show, which will be broadcast live on the BBC. Derby’s party celebrations will continue over the weekend, including the famous Darley Park Classical Concert and Firework Display on the evening of Saturday 30 June.

© Dave Bird

For a comprehensive list of Olympic related events throughout Derbyshire, visit

Olympic Souvenirs Derby Tourist Information Centre has a great selection of Olympic Souvenirs for sale, so pop in and buy yourself a little bit of history! Wenlock and Mandeville soft toys, keyrings, badges and baseball caps. Derby Tourist Information Centre, Market Place, Derby DE1 3AH.

The Derby QUAD Summer Nights Film Festival brings fantastic classic and contemporary films together with fabulous locations throughout Derbyshire, all presented on a giant screen by QUAD, Derby’s centre for art and film.

Derby QUAD Summer Nights Film Festival 4 May – 15 September 2012 Bring your picnic or if you would rather, sample the tasty treats on offer at each venue and enjoy the splendour of the great outdoors along with films to stimulate your senses and create the perfect cinematic experience at venues you will never forget including Hardwick Hall and the National Trust properties of Sudbury Hall, Kedleston Hall and Calke Abbey.

Derbyshire and the Peak District have long been the filming location for hit films such as Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter and Women in Love and now you can see some of the films in the original locations they were shot in. For more information including film and location details, visit

Screening Highlights: Elvaston Castle Friday 4 May – Women In Love (1969) Saturday 5 May – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

Sudbury Hall Friday 11 May – The Adventures of Tintin (2011) Saturday 12 May – Jane Eyre (2011)

Calke Abbey Friday 10 August – The Woman in Black (2012) Saturday 11 August – Mamma Mia (2008)

Kedleston Hall Friday 17 August – The 39 Steps (1935) Saturday 18 August – Pride and Prejudice (1995)

Hardwick Hall Friday 31 August – War Horse (2011) Saturday 1 September – Casablanca (1942)

The Pavilion, Rolls-Royce Leisure Friday 14 September – War Horse (2012) Saturday 15 September – Battle of Britain (1969) © Graham Lucas Commons



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Derby has an action packed calendar of events, festivals, live entertainment and arts.

Déda – Derby Dance Centre


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Bringing the best in international quality art and film to the city. With a 2 screen independent cinema, contemporary art gallery and café bar.

The East Midlands regional orchestra is based in the city and regularly performs at a variety of venues across the city.

Déda Derby’s centre for excellence in the world of dance performances, classes and visual arts.

Theatre The world of live entertainment is alive and kicking in Derby at the Assembly Rooms and Guildhall Theatre and Derby Theatre

Silver Screen Take your pick from 36 cinema screens at the citywide complexes including the Showcase and Odeon as well as QUAD and Westfield Derby’s Showcase Cinema de Lux where the Director’s Hall offers leather seat luxury!


DerbyLive – The Assembly Rooms

Events and Festivals For a full list of the latest events, visit festivals-events Derby QUAD Summer Nights Film Festival 4 May – 15 September 2012 Outdoor screenings at top Derbyshire locations – all presented by QUAD on a giant silver screen.

Cinema at QUAD

Derby Festé 21-22 September 2012 Derby Festé is the spectacular highlight of Derby’s cultural calendar, a fantastic two day celebration of street theatre featuring the very best international artists. Saturday’s headline act will be ‘Games Time’ – an exciting outdoor stage show in Darley Park featuring music, dance, video and fireworks. Giant video projections will form the backdrop as four teams dressed in amazingly colourful costumes battle for victory!

CAMRA Beer Festival 11-15 July 2012 The beer festival offers a sensational selection of tasty real ales all under one roof accompanied by fantastic live entertainment.

Games Time

Olympic Torch Relay Weekend 29-30 June 2012 The Olympic Torch Relay is coming to Derby! A variety of entertainment and shows will take place around Derby at various city locations including Darley Park. The events and activities will be free of charge. For more information visit

FORMAT International Photography Festival March 2013 Recognised as one of the top ten international photography festivals in the world this biennial event, hosted at various key city venues, attracts thousands of visitors from around the globe.


Main image: Chatsworth

Great base Alton Towers

Kedleston Hall

Derby offers the perfect base for visiting a wide choice of attractions that surround the city, from historic houses to thrilling theme parks with Chatsworth, Alton Towers and the Peak District on our doorstep. Combine a great city experience with exciting country days out.

Heights of Abraham

Family fun at CONKERS

Here’s just a few ideas of places to see, and to discover more. Chatsworth

Twycross Zoo

Known as the Palace of the Peak, 26 miles.

Animal magic, 25 miles.

National Trust Trio

Cable cars and caverns, 20 miles.

Kedleston Hall, 7 miles Calke Abbey, 12 miles Sudbury Hall and the National Museum of Childhood, 15 miles.

Haddon Hall FortiďŹ ed medieval manor, 26 miles.

Alton Towers Resort World leading Theme Park, 24 miles.



The beautiful Peak District


Heights of Abraham Crich Tramway Village Unlimited tram rides and restored period village, 15 miles.

CONKERS Award-winning attraction at the heart of The National Forest,19 miles.

Peak District Stunning countryside, 12 miles.




Be our guest in Derby Derby offers a wide range of accommodation from quality branded places to stay to 4 star boutique hotels, some offering spa facilities, cosy guest houses and B&Bs to self catering properties. All offer a warm and friendly welcome and a place you can relax and unwind after a busy day.

Accommodation that has been inspected by The AA or VisitBritain has star ratings as follows: ★★★★ ★★★ ★★

Excellent Standard throughout Good level of quality and comfort Well presented and well run

Booking Assistance

BREADSALL PRIORY – A Marriott Hotel & Country Club




HOTEL DEALS See page 24 for details.

Moor Road, Morley, Nr Derby DE7 6DL Tel: 01332 832235

Midland Road, Derby DE1 2SQ Tel: 01332 345894 The Hallmark Derby is a 4 star contemporary hotel located in the heart of Derby, on the edge of the Peak District. Easily accessible from the A38 and M1 motorway.

B&B from £75 to £107 per person per night. Dinner, B&B from £95 per person per night.

B&B from £65 per person per night Dinner, B&B from £85 per person per night.





Tel: 01332 255802 Email: or visit


Capacity: 102 rooms

The oldest Marriott in the world, just 5 minutes from Derby with two restaurants, 2 golf courses, full leisure facilities and function rooms for all occasions. Open to the public.

For help with booking your accommodation, contact Derby Tourist Information Centre.

for on-line booking options and special deals.

Capacity: 112 rooms

Capacity: 38 rooms

Capacity: 117 rooms

16 St Mary’s Gate, Derby DE1 3JR Tel: 01332 546080

The Morledge, Derby DE1 2BB Tel: 01332 412600

This superb boutique hotel has been expertly converted to become one of the finest in Derby with stunning original features, 38 bedrooms, cocktail bar, spa and an award-winning restaurant.

The Hampton by Hilton puts the cosmopolitan life right at your doorstep, yet allows easy access to the breathtaking Derbyshire countryside. Bar, snack shop and gym on site 24 hours.

B&B from £60 to £200 per room per night.

B&B from £23.50 per person per night.

Key to symbols Wi-Fi

Special diets catered for

Indoor heated pool

Ground floor rooms

Guide dogs accepted


Residents’ Lounge

Independent wheelchair user

Drying facilities

Tea and Coffee Making in room

Evening Meal on request

Washing machine

Garden and Grounds

Licensed for alcohol

Linen included


Passenger lift


Children Welcome


Fully-equipped kitchen

Cots available

Short breaks available

All accommodation featured in this publication are paid for adverts and not a fully comprehensive list of all venues available. To see full details of all hotels, guest houses, serviced apartments and self catering establishments in Derby, please go to:




Capacity: 105 rooms

Pentagon Roundabout, DCCC Ground, Derby, DE21 6DA Tel: 01332 363600

The Morledge, Derby DE1 2AY Tel: 01332 412644

Full service hotel situated just 0.5 miles from Derby city centre, next to the Derbyshire County Cricket Ground yet only 15 minutes drive from the rolling Derbyshire Countryside.

Opened in December 2010, a modern and contemporary hotel in a city centre location. With 105 bedrooms including executive rooms, gym facilities and an Italian restaurant with views of the city.

B&B per room per night – from £39 to £99. Dinner, B&B per room per night – from £59 to £119.

B&B from £24.50 per person per night. Dinner, B&B from £42.50 per person per night.



Guest Houses








Capacity: 103 rooms

Capacity: 15 rooms

Capacity: 112 rooms

Capacity: 3 rooms

Wheelwright Way Derby DE24 8HX Tel 01332 388000

222 Rykneld Rd, Derby DE23 4AN Tel: 01332 510161

Locomotive Way, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8PU Tel: 01332 376420

Etwall Road, Mickleover, Derby DE3 ODN Tel: 01332 513553

Located within easy walking distance of Derby Centre, combining great facilities and a friendly welcome at competitive prices. All rooms feature air conditioning , en suite power showers and Wi-Fi (fees apply).

Littleover Lodge brings together well equipped accommodation, fine dining and true value within a relaxed atmosphere. Situated in a picturesque setting close to Derby city centre.

Ramada Encore is a stylish hotel just a short walk from the City Centre and within easy reach of many tourist attractions making it an ideal base from which to explore Derbyshire.

Welcome to our peaceful Georgian farmhouse on a working farm in the heart of the countryside just 4 miles from Derby city centre. Many National Trust properties within easy reach.

B&B per room per night – from £50.

B&B from £27.50 to £45.00 per person per night*. Dinner, B&B from £32.50 to £49.50 per person per night*.

B&B from £49 per person per night.

B&B from £30 to £35 per person per night. *

Based on 2 people sharing.





Visit Britain ★★★ HOTEL



Visit Britain ★★★ B&B

Capacity: 41 rooms

Capacity: 99 rooms

Capacity: 55 rooms

Capacity: 4 rooms

288 Burton Road, Derby DE23 6AD Tel: 01332 369321

Etwall Road, Mickleover, Derby DE3 OXX Tel: 01332 521234

Midland Road, Derby DE1 2SL Tel: 01332 342716

48 Crompton Street, Derby DE1 1NX Tel: 01332 367193

The International is an independently owned hotel situated 5 minutes from the city centre offering high levels of comfort and service, a warm friendly atmosphere with the emphasis on service to our guests.

Located within easy access of the A38, A50 and M1, the stylish Menzies Mickleover Court hotel is the perfect choice for leisure and business travellers in the East Midlands.

Ideally located just a short walk from the City Centre opposite Derby Railway Station. Offering ample free car parking and free Wi-Fi throughout. A warm and friendly welcome awaits you.

Relaxed and homely atmosphere, comfortable beds and VisitEngland Breakfast award (2nd year running). Located within the City Centre and perfectly situated for tourist or business visits. Free Wi-Fi.

B&B from £39 per room per night.

B&B from £35 to £65 per person per night. Dinner, B&B from £45 to £75 per person per night.

B&B from £50 per person per night. Dinner, B&B from £70 per person per night.

B&B from £27 per person per night.




Visit Britain ★★★ HOTEL



Capacity: 213 rooms

Capacity: 32 rooms

Capacity: 50 rooms

King Street, Derby DE1 3DB Tel: 01332 621000

Main Road, Morley, Derbyshire DE7 6DG Tel: 01332 780480

London Road, Derby DE24 8UX Tel: 0845 880 8101

Renowned for excellent service and commitment to quality, this exceptional city centre hotel offers well appointed double, twin and family bedrooms, Dry Gym facilities and Costa Coffee.

A luxury hotel with 32 bedrooms, suites and Penthouse. All air conditioned with stunning views overlooking our golf course. Award-winning restaurant, traditional bar food, function and meeting rooms.

B&B from £49 to £115 per room per night. Dinner, B&B from £69 to £135 per room per night.

B&B from £60 to £138 per person per night. Dinner, B&B from £95 to £160 per person per night.


Visit for our latest special offers and great ideas.


This Art Deco hotel benefits from 50 tastefully decorated en-suite bedrooms. Hotel guests can enjoy a full English breakfast, bar and free car parking. B&B from £39 to £68 per night. Dinner, B&B from £78 to £102 per person per night.




Capacity: 6 rooms

Capacity: 70 apartments 35 x1 bed and 35 x2 bed *

Derby Museum and Art Gallery


113 Derby Road, Risley, Derbyshire DE7 3SS Tel: 0115 9395885 Luxury en suite accommodation comprising 4 doubles and 2 twin rooms in three small blocks of converted barns. Located 2 minutes from Junction 25 of the M1 motorway close to Derby and Nottingham. Room rate £45 (single occupancy) or from £70 (double occupancy) per night. Breakfast charges: Continental £5 or cooked £10.

Church Lane North, Darley Abbey, Derby, DE22 1EU Kedleston Old Road, Allestree, Derby, DE22 1GA Birchover Hotel Apartments Tel: 01332 541154 Luxury, spacious hotel apartments with sauna* in leafy suburban location, ideal for city and countryside. Perfect for families, business travellers and romantic couples. From £69 per night. Self Catering: From £69 to £250 per night. Breakfast and dinner available at £10 upwards.


Darley Abbey only.

THE COACH HOUSE Visit Britain ★★★ GUEST ACCOMMODATION Capacity: 4 rooms

185a Duffield Road, Derby DE22 1JB Tel: 01332 551795 A 19th century residence situated on the A6 one mile north of Derby near the University. Ideal for touring and business. Off road parking. Known for our freshly prepared breakfasts.



B&B from £32 to £40 per person per night.

THORNHILL LODGE Visit Britain ★★★★ GUEST HOUSE (silver award) Capacity: 9 rooms

Thornhill Road, Derby DE22 3LX Tel: 01332 345318 A scrumptious home baked rock cake welcomes you to this four star award-winning guest house. Quiet area, one mile from central Derby. Luxurious, spacious en suite rooms. Wi-Fi, guest kitchen and car park.

To celebrate the Olympics, some Derby hotels are offering a fabulous price of £20.12 per person per night* (based on 2 people sharing). *Subject to availability.

See for details

B&B from £32 to £44 per person per night.

Home of the world’s largest public collection of paintings by internationally renowned artist, Joseph Wright of Derby, (the second largest collection is in Yale University). Joseph Wright of Derby is undoubtedly one of the most exciting and innovative British artists of the 18th century and is recognised for his exquisite use of light to capture the spirit of the Enlightenment; a period when art, philosophy, science and industry seemed to be part of the same story. View this internationally significant collection at the newly refurbished Joseph Wright of Derby Gallery, Derby Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS.




Main image: Derby Train Station and the Cathedral Quarter Hotel

How to get here

Win a short break in Derby

Derby is the country’s most central city, is easy to reach by rail or road and there are excellent connections to East Midlands Airport. Derby has two Park and Ride schemes as well as city centre car parks, cycle routes, disabled parking options and a Shopmobility service. For full details about how to get to Derby and a downloadable map visit:

Fill in the form below for your chance to win a two-night, weekend break (dinner, bed and breakfast) at the luxurious 4 Star Cathedral Quarter Boutique hotel. 1) Why have you obtained a Derby City Essentials Guide? Multiple choice, choose any To obtain visitor information about Derby to arrange a leisure visit to arrange an education visit to the city to arrange a business visit to the city to arrange a visit for friends/relatives Other (Please specify)

Tourist Information For advice and help to make the most of your visit to Derby, take time to pop into the Derby Tourist Information Centre, where, knowledgeable staff will assist you with enquiries and book events, concerts, accommodation and travel.

Opening times:

Contact us:

Monday to Saturday 9.30am-5.00pm

Derby Tourist Information Centre Assembly Rooms, Market Place, Derby DE1 3AH. Tel: (01332) 255802 Minicom: (01332) 255803 Email:

April - October

10am-4.30pm November - March

Bank Holidays 10.30am-2.30pm

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