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 events and exhibitions

Keep up to date with our events programme for 2024.

  • Ongoing event
    Event
    COMPETITION – ‘My Vision for Derby’
    Open to all ages
    Derby City Lab, Derbion
    Sat, 25th May – Sun, 2nd June 2024
    11:00 am – 4:00 pm
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  • Ongoing event
    Event
    Derby Book Festival: Children’s Book Drop
    30 May – 5 June
    Derby City Lab, Derbion
    Thu, 30th May – Wed, 5th June 2024
    11:00 am – 4:00 pm
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  • 19th June
    Tour
    Derby Insider Walking Tour
    Free event, open to the public
    Derby City Lab, Derbion
    Wed, 19th June 2024
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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  • 17th July
    Tour
    Derby Insider Walking Tour
    Free event, open to the public
    Derby City Lab, Derbion
    Wed, 17th July 2024
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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  • INVITATION ONLY
    18th July
    Discussion group
    Derby Economic Development Advisory Committee Meeting (DEDAC)
    Invite Only
    Derby City Lab, Derbion
    Thu, 18th July 2024
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  • 14th August
    Tour
    Derby Insider Walking Tour
    Free event, open to the public
    Derby City Lab, Derbion
    Wed, 14th August 2024
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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  • 11th September
    Tour
    Derby Insider Walking Tour
    Free event, open to the public
    Derby City Lab, Derbion
    Wed, 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.

Keep in touch

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