Coronavirus Updates

As the COVID-19 situation is changing day-to-day, we will provide all the latest information on this page. Please check back for further updates.


All Friends events have been cancelled and we hope that our Programme of Talks plus the extended tour of Derbyshire will be rescheduled.


The Museum was closed until September 1 and then the gallery showing the Courtauld Exhibition opened under strict Government guidelines. The shop was also open.

Staff returned from furlough and some outreach to schools took place. In November 2020 with the second lockdown, all closed again for the month, opening in December.

Lockdown 3 in January 2021 meant closure of the Museum and shop. The New Textile Gallery has not been open yet.

An active profile is kept on all social media with regular posts on Twitter and Facebook. The shop is also online.


This is scheduled for 15/16 May 2021 with a strong digital input. More details will be available in due course.