Silk Mill – Derby’s Museum of Industrial and History

Defunct Aviation Museum Guide

Key Facts

Derby, Derbyshire
SatNav: Region:
DE1 3AF East Midlands
United Kingdom
Category: Only Aviation:
Local Industry No
Aircraft Exhibits: Status:
circa. 0 Closed

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What’s Here

The Derby Industrial Museum featured an extensive aero engine gallery, reflecting the products of local producer Rolls-Royce. The well presented exhibits ranged from an early Eagle to a modern RB.211 turbofan. The museum itself was housed in one of the world’s first modern factories, dating from 1717. Other galleries featured many other aspects of Derby’s rich industrial heritage.


Skill Mill Lane, near the Cathedral in Derby, Derbyshire. Signposted from the inner ring road (A52).

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Opening Hours:

This museum closed in April 2011 for redevelopment work. It is due to reopen sometime in 2013 as the ‘The Engine At The Silk Mill’.


Not applicable.


Toilets, Parking, Souvenir shop, Access for the disabled.

List of Aircraft Exhibits

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Status
No airframe exhibits

More Information

The Silk Mill – Derby’s Museum of Industry and History, Silk Mill Lane, off Full Street, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 3AF. Tel: 01332 255308. Website: Silk Mill

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