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Derby is a city in the East Midlands region.It lies upon the banks of the River Derwent and is the county town of Derbyshire. In the 2011 census, the city had a population of 248,700. As home to Lombe's Mill, the first factory in the world, Derby is considered a birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. With the arrival of the railways in the 19th century, the city became a foremost centre of the British rail industry.

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Derby Museum & Art Gallery

Derby Museum and Art Gallery In the heart of the city, Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery is home to a fascinating and diverse range of nationally (and internationally) important collections. Heath Robinson’s name has long been associated with over complicated, slightly mad machines. This exhibition draws from the collection of The William Heath Robinson Trust and reveals a selection of curious contraptions, allowing visitors the chance to invent their own.

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Calke Abbey

Calke Abbey
Calke Abbey is a Grade I listed country house near Ticknall, Derbyshire, England, in the care of the National Trust. With peeling paintwork and overgrown courtyards, Calke Abbey tells the story of the dramatic decline of a country house estate. The house and stables are little restored, with many abandoned areas vividly portraying a period in the 20th century when numerous country houses did not survive to tell their story.

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Donington Park

Donington Park

Donington Park Circuit, home to the British Motorcycle Grand Prix, Touring cars, British Superbikes and track days. Donington Park motor racing circuit was the first permanent park circuit in England, which also ended the race circuit monopoly that Brooklands had held since 1907.

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Derby Cathedral

Derby Cathedral
dates from the 14th century, although it appears to be based on an earlier medieval building, which  was about the same size as the present church.It may be that it became structurally unstable and was pulled down. The 212-foot tower dates from 1510 to 1532 and was built in the popular Perpendicular Gothic style of the time.Twelve large carved  animal figures top the tower,  whilst the carved heads of two green men adorn either side of the main West Door.

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Pickfords House

Pickfords House
Pickford's House is at No 41 Friar Gate Derby, is an elegant Georgian town house built by the prominent architect Joseph Pickford in 1770 for his own family. The museum that was established in 1988 shows the accommodation of a late Georgian professional person. The ground floor is furnished as it might have been in Pickford's time together with displays of eighteenth and nineteenth century costume.