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The museum had a fascinating collection of artefacts relating to the city's industry, including the manufacture of silk textiles, aero engines, stationary steam engines, locomotives, etc. The site was part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site
 
The museum had a fascinating collection of artefacts relating to the city's industry, including the manufacture of silk textiles, aero engines, stationary steam engines, locomotives, etc. The site was part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site
  
NOTE: THE MUSEUM HAS CLOSED AND IS MOTHBALLED - Check website, which may reveal what is happening. Or not.
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NOTE: THE MUSEUM HAS CLOSED - The Silk Mill is  currently undergoing a process of significant development to create the new '''Museum of Making''', due to open in summer 2020. It is part of the ''Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site''.
  
[http://www.derbymuseums.org/thesilkmill/] Museum website
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- Check the website for up-to-date information
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[http://www.derbymuseums.org/] Museum website
  
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==

Latest revision as of 14:02, 13 September 2019

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Rolls-Royce aero engine, one of many R-R piston and jet engines at the museum
c.1850 George Fletcher and Co grasshopper engine
Detail of Fletcher grasshopper engine
c.1880 George Fletcher steam pump
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Intake end of Rolls-Royce Engines: RB 211 engine
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Locomotive valve motion model. Made by Neilson and Co in 1874 for the Derby Works of the Midland Railway
Detail of valve motion model
Joshua Buckton and Co tensile testing machine, ex-Midland Railway Derby Works

The Silk Mill - Derby's Museum of Industry and History

The museum had a fascinating collection of artefacts relating to the city's industry, including the manufacture of silk textiles, aero engines, stationary steam engines, locomotives, etc. The site was part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site

NOTE: THE MUSEUM HAS CLOSED - The Silk Mill is currently undergoing a process of significant development to create the new Museum of Making, due to open in summer 2020. It is part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

- Check the website for up-to-date information

[1] Museum website

See Also

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