Places to See in Derby

Places to See in Derby

Places to See in Derby

Places to See in Derby

The Cathedral Church of All Saints, has Bakewell’s lovely screen and the tomb of ‘Bess of Hardwick’ Countess of Shrewsbury. Museum and Art Gallery Open All Year, closed Sunday and Monday, has a good collection of paintings by Joseph Wright of Derby who was born at Iron Gate in 1743, and a scale working model of Midland Railway.

Places to Visit by Car or Coach

Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood, Sudbury. Open early April to late October. Dramatic, richly decorated, brick seven-teenth-century building includes ‘the richest series of Charles II rooms in the country’. Works by Grinling Gibbons and Edward Pierce, murals by Laguerre and the plasterers Bradbury and Pettifer were responsible for the ceilings. Former home of Lords Vernon. The Museum of Childhood – childhood exhibitions, some temporary, in the former Servant’s Wing, shows life of children in the past and has intriguing audience participation and a range of special events for children.

Elvaston Castle Working Estate Museum, open Easter to October, south-east of Derby, Elvaston Country Park. Two acres of buildings and workshops recreated to show life as it was lived in 2000 on the estate.

Melbourne Hall, home of Lord Melbourne, Victorian Prime Minister, and his wife Lady Caroline Lamb. The garden is renowned as one of the finest formal gardens in the country. Kedleston Hall, 4 miles north-west of Derby, open end April to end September. A glorious Robert Adam house built in the middle of the eighteenth century.

Leisure Activities

Bowls, golf, tennis, etc – details from Tourist Information Centre.

Swimming pool and sports centre at More Lane, Derby.