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Derbyshire Galleries & Creative Spaces

Read more about the amazing galleries & creative spaces in Derbyshire.


Old Lock Up Gallery | Cromford

The Old Lock Up Gallery is a contemporary art gallery exhibiting original art, ceramics and artisan crafts within a quirky 18th century cottage in the heart of Derbyshire.


Sitting within a World Heritage Site where the Industrial Revolution began, The Old Lock Up itself is part of the village's heritage as the ground floor of the cottage became the village jail in the 1780's. 


The gallery opened in 2017 and in that time we have developed a diverse and ever-changing programme of exhibitions throughout the year. We are well known for our hallmark of outstanding quality and beauty.



T: 07960097605


The Old Lock Up Gallery

19 The Hill

Swifts Hollow




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Creative Melbourne Gallery | Melbourne

Melbourne is a destination for great art all year.


The Creative Melbourne Gallery features work created by

Midlands-based artists & makers from the Festival and elsewhere. Exhibitions in the gallery change regularly and everything is for sale from original paintings to prints and artists’ cards. It also sells sculpture, glass and ceramics. The gallery aims to support regional artists and exhibit art for visitors to enjoy and take home.


Details of the current and forthcoming exhibitions are shared on the Creative Melbourne website and social media.

Melbourne Festival is now in its eighteenth year and the dates are confirmed for 16th & 17th September 2023. The Art & Architecture Trail is eagerly anticipated by thousands of dedicated followers who flock to Melbourne, a gem of a village in the corner of South Derbyshire. The Festival showcases work by over 150 of the best artists & makers from the Midlands, all in one place.


Creative Melbourne Gallery

Church Street



DE73 8EJ

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The Manger Gallery | Melbourne

The Manger Gallery, Derbyshire is a small, atmospheric Gallery housed in a 19th Century stable, part of my family home, which borders the hamlet of Kings Newton and the attractive market town of Melbourne.


The Gallery shows changing selections of my own work, alongside ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, booklets and artists cards. The Manger Gallery also seeks to draw attention to a handful of regional artists whose work links with concerns evident in my own, in special themed exhibitions. Work in the British Romantic tradition, with a strong narrative or literary dimension, visionary, spiritual or religious themes, decorative aspects, connecting inner and outer worlds, unafraid to draw upon art of the past. This is bold, imaginative, highly individual work, eschewing wooly or abstruse ‘concepts’ and instead exploring big ideas and personal visions in accessible and beautiful ways, with media including paintings and drawings, print-making, lettering and textiles. 


The Manger Gallery


DE73 8DD

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