Derby Museum & Art Gallery is the place to see some of the best paintings by Joseph Wright, one of the UK’s most prestigious artists in the 18th century. See his masterpieces that make captivating use of light and shadow, then admire the historic treasures of the Ancient Egyptian collection.
This modern visitor centre was created after King Richard III’s body was discovered buried in Leicester city. You can find out more about the king’s life and death at the fascinating exhibits, as well as the story of how his body was eventually found after over 500 years.
The Peak District National Park is one of the world’s most visited national parks. It has a beautiful, open landscape with hiking trails, mountain climbs and waterfalls. Visit classic villages such as Bakewell and Buxton and marvel at the natural wonders of Mam Tor and Thor’s Cave.
This ancient forest is famed as the fabled setting of Robin Hood. There’s a Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre where you can find out about the legend of the story. You can also visit Major Oak, a huge tree that’s 800-1,000 years old and was said to be Robin Hood’s shelter. It’s also a wonderful parkland to simply wander around and explore.