Culture, arts & entertainment: things to do in Derby


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Estimated cost Free Estimated duration 1-2 hours Distance away Less than a mile away
Probably the most famous artist associated with the Enlightenment - the period of intense scientific and technological breakthroughs in the 18th century - was the painter Joseph Wright of Derby. Here in his hometown, see the largest collection of his outstanding paintings at the Derby Museum & Art Gallery, open today from 10am to 5pm.
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