Latest News | 22 July 2021

Tickets on sale for rams farewell and auction

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Derby Museums has announced that tickets have now gone on sale for a farewell weekend and an auction, which will mark the end of the Derby Ram Trail.

Since its launch at the end of May, the Derby Ram Trail, which features 30 five foot tall ram sculptures dotted around the city centre, has proved hugely popular with visitors.

The trail is due to come to an end on 22 August, after which the rams will be auctioned off to raise money for the museum.

Tickets have gone on sale for a RamUnion Weekend, planned for 3 to 5 September, which will be an opportunity for members of the public to come and see all the rams together for one last time before they go off to auction.

Tickets are also now available for the auction itself, which will take place on 9 September at the Museum of Making.

Sponsored by Penguin PR, the event, which will also be live-streamed, will be hosted by television personality and auctioneer Charles Hanson.

Serious bidders are invited to register their interest here.

Tony Butler, executive director at Derby Museums, said: “Through the opening of the Museum of Making and launch of the Derby Ram Trail, we have really enjoyed bringing people back into the city and brightening up our city’s streets with these fabulous works of art.

“It will be great to see who is going to bid on the night and take these fantastic pieces of art back to their homes, workplaces and local communities.

“If you do decide to take the plunge at the auction, not only will you end up with a fantastic work of art, you will also be supporting the work of Derby Museums as proceeds raised through the auction will be part of the Endowment, supporting the work we do across all our sites.”

For more information about the auction, RamUnion Weekend and other trail events, visit

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