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Collection Summary

Collection Title
Transport Collection
The industry and technology collections focus on railways and the aerospace industry, including:
Railway material relating to: N Midland Railway; Midland Counties Railway; Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway; Midland Railway; London, Midland and Scottish Railway; Midland Region of British Railways Engineering Ltd; ABB Transportation and Great Northern Railway; London & North Western Railway and North Staffordshire Railways as they relate to Derby.
Collection of Derby-built Rolls Royce aero-engines: some on loan.
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Location Details

The Silk Mill - Derby's Museum of Industry and History
Silk Mill Lane off Full Street Derby DE1 3AR United Kingdom
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01332 255308
01332 716670 
Building Information
The Silk Mill is on the site of the world's oldest factories, the Silk Mills built by George Sorocold in 1702 and 1717. The foundations and parts of the tower from the 1717 mill are still visible.
Collections Overview
The collections reflect the development of industry and technology in Derby and the local area. Significant collections of aero engines, railway technology, textile manufacturing items, iron foundry items, clocks and collections of other locally related industries.
Display Overview
The displays tell the story of the industrial heritage and achievement of Derby and its people. There is a special emphasis on the development of Rolls-Royce aero engines and the railway industry. Other displays cover local industries such as mining, pottery and foundry work. The Power Gallery covers the story of motive power in industry with hands-on exhibits.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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  • Museum.
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