Views sought over Derby's mothballed Silk Mill

Silk Mill
Image caption The Silk Mill costs £200,000 a year to run

Visitor's to a Derby museum are being given the opportunity to voice their opinions about its future.

The Silk Mill, which tells the story of Derby's industrial past, was mothballed for two years in April, due to city council spending cuts.

A number of activities are being offered, including blacksmith's demonstrations and vintage video games, while people have their say.

The Silk Mill was built in 1721 and costs £200,000 a year to run.

Stuart Gillis, head of museums at Derby City Council, said he wanted "more people to feel part of this truly creative city".

"We had to mothball the building to manage our budgets at a difficult time but we know that people are passionate about the Silk Mill and we do not want it to be closed longer than necessary.

"We have a small amount of funding to get us started but we will need much more. We want to ask, listen and involve people in shaping and delivering this," he said.

The Silk Mill will be open until 1600 BST on Sunday.

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