Museum of Making

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Conferences at the Museum of Making
Silk Mill Lane

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Conferences and Meetings at the Museum of Making

On the site of what is largely considered to be the world’s first factory, Derby’s iconic Silk Mill offers a stunning industrial backdrop on the banks of the River Derwent. With a treasure trove of objects displayed the museum invites your guests to explore, view and create their own journey through 300 years of making.

Premier Meeting Rooms – The River Room and The Loom Room

Our premier meeting rooms are situated on the first and second floor of The Museum of Making. Both rooms include a large screen that can be directly connected to your device via our HDMI cable, video conferencing facilities via zoom, a bean-to-cup hot drinks machine, flipcharts and wonderful views of the River Derwent and the Cathedral Green. The original brickwork contrasted with the views offers something a little different to the average corporate setting.

·       Capacity of up to 20 delegates

·       Accessible via lifts directly to meeting rooms

·       Catering available from our onsite River Kitchen

·       Day Delegate Rates available

·       Exploration around the museum encouraged!

The Italian Mill

The Italian Mill can be arranged in a variety of layouts such as theatre style or cabaret. Offering a location to host a multitude of events from networking breakfasts, conferences, to evening events such as award evening and charity galas. The hire of the mill includes use of AV, such as our twin screens and projectors, our handheld and headset microphones and our Bluetooth speakers. The Italian Mill also houses our copper backed bar that can be opened post conference and will be fully staffed throughout events. Our brand new self-serve hot beverage station is also available for teas and coffees throughout the day.

·       Capacity of up to 250 theatre style

·       Capacity of up to 150 cabaret style

·       Exclusive entrance and facilities

·       Catering available from our onsite River Kitchen

·       Day Delegate Rates available

The Civic Hall

The Civic Hall houses the main entrance and the River Kitchen Café during museum opening hours and is the perfect space for a breakfast networking meeting or as a grand entrance for arrival drinks for any evening events. The main staircase provides a fantastic group photo opportunity, with the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine suspended overhead.

·       Capacity of up to 100

·       Further AV such as screens, projectors and microphones available

·       30,000 lumen projector available

·       Catering available from our onsite River Kitchen

·       Day Delegate Rates available


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