See Joseph Wright paintings at Derby Museum & Art Gallery

Derby, Derbyshire

Discover the Joseph Wright gallery and see the world’s largest collection of amazing paintings by this Derby-born artist.

Get up so close to the paintings that you feel like you’re part of the scene where great scientists and philosophers mulled over potions and studied the stars, and great leaders kick-started the Industrial Revolution. Rub shoulders with Erasmus Darwin, Josiah Wedgwood and Richard Arkwright.

Landscapes and moody scenes really transport you back to the 18th century, so prepare yourself for a very special journey.

You can also explore Derby Museum’s other treasures including an Egyptian Mummy, a 125,000 year-old hippopotamus skeleton and Derby porcelain from over the centuries.

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  • Derby Tourist Information Centre
  • Email Address [email protected]
  • Contact Details 01332 643411

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