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  • 1 Kedleston Hall Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Kedleston Road GB - Derby DE22 5JH

    A number of architects, all of whom worked in the neo-Classical style, contributed to Curzon's family seat, starting with Matthew Brettingham who designed the Palladian mansion, James Paine who built the north front and Robert Adam who added the sout..

  • 2 Calke Abbey Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Ticknall GB - Melbourne DE73 7LE

    A long alley crosses a vast park then leads to this 18C house, hidden in a deep valley. The estate remained in the same family from 1622 to 1985. The modesty and eccentricity of last generations ensured that the house saw little change since 1886.

  • 3 Derby Museum and Art Gallery Interesting

    Museums and art

    The Strand GB - Derby DE1 1BS

    Derby Museum and Art Gallery is home to two superb collections. The China Gallery contains the largest collection of Derby porcelain, with nearly 3 000 pieces, illustrating the various periods of manufacture. The Wright Gallery displays some of the b..

  • 4 Royal Crown Derby Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    194 Osmaston Road GB - Derby DE23 8JZ

    The new works, founded in 1847, house a collection of Derby porcelain, dating from 1756 to the present day. George III accorded the factory his patronage in 1773 and the Royal Crown Derby title was bestowed by Queen Victoria in 1890. In the Raven Roo..

  • 5 Denby Pottery

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Derby GB - Derby DE5 8NX

    Denby Pottery is highly renowned. During the tour of the factory, visitors are shown the various stages, many done by hand, in the production of this local speciality. Visitors are given the opportunity to mould a figure and decorate a plate. Some be..

  • 6 Cathedral

    Religious buildings

    Iron Gate GB - Derby DE1 3GP

    A remarkable fusion of three styles: early 16C (Great Tower), early 18C (the nave designed by James Gibbs) and late 20C, the rear chancel. Inside, classical simplicity forms a contrast with Bakewell's magnificent screen and wrought-iron grills and th..

  • 7 The Silk Mill Derby's Museum of Industry and History

    Museums and art

    Full GB - Derby DE1 3AF

    A collection of steam engines, Rolls-Royce aero engines and cast-iron goods represent traditional local industries. The museum is located in a silk mill whose bell and barn are all that remain of the original building dating from 1718, which claims t..

  • 8 Pickford's House Museum

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Friar Gate GB - Derby DE1 1DA

    If you want to know more about Joseph Pickford as a Midlands architect or discover 18C domestic activities, a visit to this private residence, built by the architect in 1770 will enlighten you. The building has been restored to its original condition..

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