There is a space available for people to draw the pattern of Derby Porcelain. The Derby Porcelain Factory kept all the records of its tea services and table wares. There is a table and chair provided in The Derby Museum and Art Gallery with pencil and paper to copy the pattern. Obviously it was a bit boring for me but still I tried few minutes to create/copy few patterns.
The Derby Museum and Art Gallery also exhibits the costume of porcelain modeller. This costume gives you an idea about how a porcelain modeller used to look like two hundreds year ago. I tried that costume on but unfortunately there was no one available at the moment of time to capture the photo of a modern porcelain modeller.
Derby porcelain is one of the best in the country and it has a long history of popularity. There is a section in The Derby Museum and Art Gallery for the collection of Chelsea Derby. The Chelsea work is very historical and very popular all around the world. The history of porcelain Chelsea work is spread on hundreds of years. Still there are companies who offer Chelsea porcelain work
There are very valuable collection of Derby chinaware and paintings in the Derby Museum and Art Gallery. The chinaware collections are displayed with their period, type and variety. In last few years money have been spend to protect his valuable heritage. There are three floors of The Derby Museum and Art Gallery, first floor is mainly Derby porcelain, second floor is about archaeology and the third floor is about the paintings.
Derby Library was built in 1879, designed by RK Freeman. It was a gift to the city by Michael Thomas Bass, local brewer, and long time derby M.P.
It now also houses artworks
Derby Riverside Gardens are a short walk from the city centre, but provide a quiet escape from the bustle of city life.
They were originally created around the 1930's.
The building was completed in 1934, and included a Police Station. It was an important part of the riverside development of that time.
Derby Silk Mill is the city's museum of industry and history.
Here you can find out about Rolls Royse, the history of railways, and of local coal mines amongst other things.
This horseshoe shaped building is home to Derby City Council.
You see a collection of the city's treasures in the Mayor's Parlour.
You can take a tour to discover the history and heritage of the city