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Museum of Making makes Guardian’s top ten

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The Museum of Making, created by Derby Museums, has made it into The Guardian’s top ten list of museum renovations and reopenings in England for 2021.

The national newspaper has included the new museum, which opened to the public last month, in the list, alongside venues in Leeds, London, Manchester and Oxford.

The £18 million museum, created on the site of the Silk Mill – widely regarded as the world’s first modern factory – celebrates three centuries of industry in the city.

It houses 30,000 exhibits, including a Rolls-Royce Trent engine, suspended from the ceiling in the atrium, as well as an ‘exploded’ Toyota car.

Operated by Derby Museums, the Museum of Making has been made possible thanks to major grant funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England, D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership and Derby City Council.

Significant support has also been received from Rolls-Royce and a range of charitable trusts and foundations.

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