Building a legacy: world’s first factory rises again as a museum of making

Amid a global surge of interest in the physical acts of creating and mending, a shrine for the makers movement is set to open in Derby

Over three centuries, it has been ravaged by fire and the wrecking ball. But now the world’s first factory will rise again from the ashes of its former self, repurposed as a new cathedral for the maker movement.

Amid huge interest in creating and refashioning things, Derby’s Museum of Making, which opens this spring, is launching at an auspicious time.

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