Museum of Making

Overview

"Derby Silk Mill, formerly known as Derby Industrial Museum, is a museum of industry and history in Derby, England. The museum is located on the former site of Lombe's Mill, a historic silk mill which marks the southern end of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site."
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Contact details

Museum of Making Silk Mill Lane, Derby, Derbyshire, East Midlands, DE1 3AF
Phone: 01332 641901

Standing and Queueing

Standing
Seating is available in all gallery areas.

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Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access
The Museum is based on four floors with lift access from the ground floor to all levels. We are accessible for wheelchair users and can cater for anyone with other specific access requirements.

There is a wheelchair available to borrow. For more information, please visit our website.

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Short Distances

Short distance
There are 4 accessible parking bays on Silk Mill Lane which are for use by Blue Badge holders only. There is a slight slope on Silk Mill Lane, therefore they are located towards the bottom of the drive on the right hand side. If the accessible parking bays are occupied, the drop off point is at the top of Silk Mill Lane.

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Access To Toilets

Access To Toilets
There is a fully accessible Changing Places room which includes a hoist, height adjustable changing bench, shower and height adjustable sink.

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Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs
All service dogs are welcome, water available.

Accessing Visual Information

Accessing Visual Information
Many of the museum exhibits can be touched and visitors are encouraged to do so.

Interpretation throughout the museum is largely via text panels and in large, contrasting print. Magnifying glasses are available on request to give further assistance. Display panels have been designed to be highly visible using a balance of text and imagery.

The majority of displays are lit using fibre optic systems, spot lights and overhead track lighting, giving an even dispersal of illumination.

Menus are available in large print in The River Kitchen café.

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Accessing Audible Information

Accessing Audible Information
An induction loop is available in many areas of the museum, but not all and Visitor Experience Assistants are available in all galleries to offer their support.

Each gallery has a combination of hands-on low tech as well as audio, video and computerised interactives. All videos have subtitles.

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Other Notes

Other Notes
Dementia friendly cutlery is available on request in The River Kitchen café.

A fridge is available upon arrival for medications etc.

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