Derby Museums

We’re thrilled to be working with Derby Museums to bring the Derby Ram Trail to the city in 2020. The public art event sees over 30 Ram sculptures threaded across the city in support of Derby Museums’ Endowment Fund, helping to secure the future of Derby Museums.

In the shape of Derby’s mythical Ram; which, according to legend, was ten yards high with enormous horns and a huge flowing fleece, the trail’s sculptures are inspired by the famous stone ram statue seen on Derby’s East Street by local sculptor Michael Pegler.

“The Derby Ram Trail is all about making public art accessible to the people of Derby and beyond – it’s a really fun way to bring people together to rediscover and take pride in their city. The trail’s legacy will help ensure Derby’s art and heritage remains accessible for generations to come.”

Tony Butler, Executive Director at Derby Museums

Founded in 2012, Derby Museums Trust is an independent charitable trust which is responsible for the rich cultural and creative history of Derby. It manages three sites across the city, the Museum and Art Gallery, Pickford’s House and The Silk Mill, and holds and curates all the art and collections within them, including the world’s largest collection of paintings by Joseph Wright of Derby.

Derby Museums has been awarded a Heritage Endowment Grant by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Over the next four years Derby Museums aims to raise £1 million that will be matched pound for pound by The Fund. This will create a £2 million Endowment Fund that will be permanently invested to provide an income to help to support Derby Museums’ long term future.


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