Derby City Lab

Engaging Derby’s Future

The Lab is open 7 days a week

Find out when the award-winning Derby City Lab is open to the public..

Partners:
Marketing Derby
Derbyshire City Council
Derbion
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About us

The Derby City Lab is based on the concept of Urban Rooms in cities such as London, Amsterdam and Shanghai.

The Lab houses the new Derby City Model, a 300-year timeline of the city and the City Living Room. Visitors can also view the University of Derby’s DUST project on Derby’s Urban Sustainable Transition.

The Lab also hosts dynamic exhibitions and discussion groups focused on ideas to regenerate Derby.

Award-Winning Partnership

In 2023, the collaboration behind the Derby City Lab won a prestigious national award from the leading property and investment magazine, Estates Gazette, in recognition of its Public/Private Partnership concept.

Upcoming exhibitions and events

Keep up to date with our exhibitions programme for 2024.

  • 04th Mar
    Derby City Lab Launch
    Derby City Lab, Derbion
    Monday, 04th March 2024
    10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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  • INVITATION ONLY
    20th Mar
    Discussion group
    Derby Economic Development Advisory Committee Meeting
    Invite Only
    Derby City Lab, Derbion
    Wednesday, 20th March 2024
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  • 17th Apr
    Tour
    Derby Insider Tour
    Free event, open to the public
    Derby City Lab, Derbion
    Wednesday, 17th April 2024
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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  • 08th May
    Tour
    Derby Insider Tour
    Free event, open to the public
    Derby City Lab, Derbion
    Wednesday, 08th May 2024
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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  • 19th Jun
    Tour
    Derby Insider Tour
    Free event, open to the public
    Derby City Lab, Derbion
    Wednesday, 19th June 2024
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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  • 17th Jul
    Tour
    Derby Insider Tour
    Free event, open to the public
    Derby City Lab, Derbion
    Wednesday, 17th July 2024
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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  • 14th Aug
    Tour
    Derby Insider Tour
    Free event, open to the public
    Derby City Lab, Derbion
    Wednesday, 14th August 2024
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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  • 11th Sep
    Tour
    Derby Insider Tour
    Free event, open to the public
    Derby City Lab, Derbion
    Wednesday, 11th September 2024
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Interested in learning more about Derby City Lab?

Take a look at the latest edition of our newspaper, Engage, which provides a window into life at the Lab including past and upcoming exhibitions and a look back at the key achievements in the last year.

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