British Travel Journal

Museum of Making


On the site of the world's first factory ( The Derby Silk Mill) the Museum of Making is an impressive 5-year, £18million project funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund – now ready to open. Located in the Derwent Valley Mills UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the key sites of the industrial revolution, this brand-new museum will showcase the region's 300-year history of making and celebrate its rich history of innovation. From the world's smallest engine, run using a human hair, to a seven tonne Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine suspended in a new atrium above visitors' heads, there will be 30,000 objects to enjoy.


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