Image: Rameses, Derby Ram Trail Auction – Credit Derby Telegraph

Derby Museums would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported us so generously.

The trail has raised over £150,000 and this will be matched by The National Lottery Heritage Fund to contribute over £300,000 for Derby Museums’ Endowment.

Tensions ran high in the room as each ram went up for auction with a couple of the rams reaching prices of over £10,000! The rams will now go to their forever homes and although most will go to private locations a number will remain on public display.

The exciting evening was hosted at the new Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill and began with a prosecco and canapé reception with the auction hosted by BBC Radio Derby’s very own Andy Twigge and local celebrity auctioneer Charles Hanson auctioning off the rams.

The proceeds from the auction will be doubled with match funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and donated to Derby Museums’ Endowment, helping to care for Derby’s important heritage to inspire our future generations.

Rams and the amount they sold for

  • Ar'baaa'retum - £4,000
  • Bee Happy - £4,200
  • Captain Stone - £2,800
  • Come on you Rams - £4,000
  • Derby Industries - £6,700
  • Doodle Derby - £2,800
  • Flamsteed's Ram - £3,000
  • Football Word Cloud - £7,000
  • For Those About to Rock... - £1,800
  • Groovy Derby Ram - £15,000
  • Herding together to RAMp up quality - £3,000
  • Joe's Rainbow - £3,600
  • Memories Fade but Warmth Remains - £3,800
  • Mondriram - £8,650
  • Nurse Nightingale - £3,200
  • Pirate Sheepmate - £2,300
  • Play - £4,000
  • Poseidon - £4,200
  • Pride in Derby - £4,000
  • Railway Communities - £2,600
  • Ramble - £4,600
  • Rambo - £4,000
  • Ramdom Access Memory (R.A.M) - £2,200
  • Rameses - £9,800
  • Ram Gogh - Starry Night over the Dales - £4,600
  • Ramtastic - £4,300
  • Royal Ram - £16,500
  • Secret R.A.M. - £9,000
  • The Orrery - £5,200
  • Woolly Rammy (a ram in sheep's clothing) - £6,500