Enjoy learning about Derby’s fascinating history with a visit to the Wharfinger’s House Museum.

Exhibits feature the shipping, telecommunications and aviation history of the area. You can see a range of interesting displays telling the history of the Wharf and the demise of the steamship, the SS Colac. There are also a range of smaller displays of fossils, mud lobsters and termites.

The museum is set within a home that was built in the 1920s to house the Derby Port Wharfinger. The old building has been restored and is itself a fine example of the prefabricated wooden housing of that era, designed specifically to suit the warm tropical climate before the availability of air-conditioning.

Opposite the Museum is one of the oldest buildings in Derby - the old Wool Shed, which was used for the export of goods before 1964.