Derby

As the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Derby has a fascinating history that includes Rolls-Royce, the railway, and more.

Derby is a city in the East Midlands region of England. It lies upon the banks of the River Derwent. As home to Lombe's Mill, the first factory in the world, Derby is considered a birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Derby Gaol is based in the dungeons of the Derbyshire County Gaol which dates back to 1756. The Silk Mill stands at the southern end of the 24 km (15 mi) stretch of the River Derwent designated a World Heritage Site in 2001. Pickford's House Museum was built by architect Joseph Pickford in 1770. Derby Museum and Art Gallery shows paintings by Joseph Wright, as well as fine Royal Crown Derby porcelain, natural history, local regiments and archaeology.
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