Culture Lover

If culture and local history spark your interest, you’ll love what Derby has to offer. Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery in the heart of the city is the perfect place to while away a rainy afternoon, with a great range of historical pieces and important collections.

Derby QUAD hosts Derby’s growing arts scene, with film screenings, exhibitions, short courses and plenty of arts events like sketching club. Derby is also great for food and drink lovers, with regular farmers’ markets, plenty of restaurants as well as cafés and bars, including the Quad’s which hosts quizzes and live music.

You'll be able to see shows at Derby Theatre for just £5 and cinema tickets at Derby QUAD start from just £3.50!

  1. Go on a world-famous Derby Ghost Walk
  2. Take in the sights at the FORMAT International Photography Festival
  3. Watch an inspiring performance at Derby Theatre
  4. Go shopping in Derby's Cathedral Quarter
  5. Explore Derby Festé, the biggest carnival in Derby
  1. Cook up a storm at Coghlan’s Cookery School
  2. Dare yourself to do one of Chesterfield’s Ghost Trails
  3. Explore the National Trust’s historic Hardwick Hall
  4. Visit Revolution House - the famous scene of a plot to overthrow James II
  5. See the latest comedians, live shows and films at the Pomegranate Theatre

Derby’s intriguing history dates back to before the Romans and it is officially the most haunted city in the UK, with some of the oldest pubs including the Ye Olde Dolphin Inne, dating back to 1530. The annual Derby Folk Festival is not to be missed and further afield, iconic tourist attractions like Chatsworth House make a perfect day out with friends or family. And if you fancy shopping 'til you drop, where better to go than Derby's Cathedral Quarter, which has just been crowned Britain's best high street!

Life is only a reflection of what we allow ourselves to see, so broaden your horizons by immersing yourself in local history and experiencing the best of current culture in Derby.

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