Derby – Silk Mill Museum

at the Derby Silk Mill

The original Mill was built between 1717 and 1721 by industrialist John Lombe to house his Italian-inspired machinery, which he used to create thread from silk fibres. The foundations of the Mill still exist and the building is recognised as the first factory in the world, the launch pad for the Industrial Revolution and a gateway to the Derwent Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This year, Museomix 2014 UK will take place at Derby Silk Mill in Derbyshire, UK. Be inspired by Joseph Wright study room, imagine what you could do with a Rolls-Royce RB211 Engine, create a new way of discovering Midland Railway archives or reinvent the Silk Mill.

Held at Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust in 2013, MuseomixUK participants produced seven prototypes in three days, four of which are being made into products.

Derby – Silk Mill Museum

Silk Mill Lane

Horaires d'ouverture

Thursday 3-9pm; Friday 1-5pm; Saturday 1-5pm; Sunday 11am-3pm


Museomix UK


Mar Dixon
Project Coordinator
Diana Pearce
Alistar Dean
Fab Lab
Dominic Cushnan
Tech Shop
Raphael Chanay
Facilitator organiser
Catherine Jones
Web Team
Francois Allot
Web Team
Will Stanley
PR/Social Media
Eric Huang
PR/Social Media
Hannah Griffiths
PR/Social Media
Chris Webb
Susan Palmer
Welcome Team/Catering
Diana Pearce
Welcome Team/Catering
Kathleen McIlvenna
Cath Freely
Rosie Clarke
Community Manager
Mark MacLeod
Matt Edwards
Paul Hutchinson
Abbie Vickress
Graphic Designer
Andrea Mercer
Derby - Museum Project Coordinator
Steve Smith
Derby - Museum Tech
Emma Hallam
Derby - Museum PR/Social Media/Web
Kim Miller
Derby - Museum Site Manager
Hannah Fox
Derby - Museum Director
Jonathan Wallis
Derby - Museum Historian