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"Great place to take the kids!…"
On walking through the doors, I was asked if I wanted to let my 18 month old walk around as there was a place I could put the pushchair, I was immediately impressed by that.
There are 3 floors with stairs and lifts so it's pushchair and wheelchair accessible.
My son was much too excitable for me to be able to take everything in on that one trip, but it's such a lovely place to visit that I'd happily go again.
Downstairs showcases lots of pottery pieces and there are interactive points and activities for kids, too.
There is an amazing wildlife gallery and a indoor cave and upstairs there is a little play space for little ones with books, dressing up clothes and bean bags.
Just 18 months old, my son enjoyed pressing buttons to make information screens light up, looking at the stuffed animals and touching things.
There are activity work sheets for children to complete, too, which helps bring history and the museum to life. I saw them running around, learning, finding answers.
There's a Soldier's Story gallery, and an Ancient Egypt section, too, as well as a whole lot of paintings of the famous Joseph Wright and a Bonnie Prince Charlie Room.
There is something for everyone at this place. They have an under 5's activity morning every Friday which I haven't gone to yet but he's the website for further information: - http://www.derbymuseums.org/events/caterpillars/#.U2ESaPldWT8
It's free, spacious, has lots to see and do and has a little gift shop for afterwards. The staff are really friendly and I would really recommend people visit!Read moreLess