The Derby Ram Trail officially starts at Derby Museum and Art Gallery. Make your way there to pick up a Trail Map and start your journey. You can find us on The Strand, Derby, DE1 1BS. The main entrance to the Museum and Art Gallery can be found on The Strand. The door is opposite the end of Sadler Gate and within view of Bold Lane car park.

By bike

There are bicycle racks outside the Museum and Art Gallery entrance on The Strand.

By car

Derby is just 15 minutes from the M1 junction 24 and accessible via the A6, A50, A38 and A52.

Derby also benefits from a great range of low cost car parks including the Safest Car Park in the World, Parksafe, at Bold Lane, DE1 3NT, which is just 50 metres from the Museum and Art Gallery. The car park has 350 daytime spaces and there is a charge of £4.40 for up to 4 hours. There are 11 clearly marked Blue Badge parking spaces available free of charge. This car park is open twenty four hours a day.

Derby Museums can validate parking tickets for Assembly Rooms, Chapel Street and Bold Lane car parks, meaning you can park all day for just £2.50. Simply bring your car park ticket to Derby Museum and Art Gallery or the Museum of Making to be validated.

By train

Derby is only 93 minutes from London St. Pancras with 35 direct services everyday with East Midlands Railway. Journeys take less than 30 minutes if you are travelling from nearby Nottingham, Leicester and Birmingham. Call us on 03457 125 678. Lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For trips to Derby and Derbyshire you can also purchase a Derbyshire Wayfarer ticket, providing unlimited rail and bus journeys within the county and other selected destinations. You can purchase tickets from the Sales and Information Centre on Full Street in Derby city centre.

By bus

National Express Coaches operate daily to Derby from across the UK

Trent Barton and Arriva operate services from the Derby Bus Station around the city and into the Peak District. Derby Bus Station is a 10 minute walk away from the Museum and Art Gallery.

By aeroplane

East Midlands Airport connects you to Derby from over 80 destinations worldwide. Visit East Midlands Airport for further detail and a full list of destinations.

Train connections are available from East Midlands Parkway via a Railink shuttle service or the Skylink bus operates every 30 mins 24/7 from just outside the terminal.

Alternatively, there is a wide range of car rental options based at the airport as well as an onsite private taxi service.