Derby’s Museum of Making receives £9.4m HLF support 6/11/2017

HLF has confirmed its contribution of £9.4m towards Derby Silk Mill’s transformation into a Museum of Making. The site of one of the world’s first factories, manufacturing and making will be part of the museum’s offer, allowing people to create objects and learn new skills. The process of designing the museum has itself been highly collaborative: so far 19,000 people have attended 190 events to contribute to the final plan. The museum aims to ‘celebrate Derby’s heritage as a city of makers’ and raise the aspirations of future generations. £4m has also been contributed by Derby City Council. The museum will reopen in 2020. Derby Telegraph, Derby Museums Trust