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Fire escape and walkway to reopen
Derby's Museum of Industry and History, also known as the Silk Mill
The Silk Mill is one of the main museums in the city
A walkway between a Derby museum and the River Derwent that was destroyed by fire is due to reopen after four years.

The Silk Mill - also known as the Museum of Industry - is part of Derwent Valley Mills world heritage site.

Before the fire, the walkway had been closed on safety grounds to enable work to be carried out on a cast-iron fire escape.

This has now been fully restored at a cost of 130,000, enabling the walkway to be re-opened.

Although no longer used for its original purpose, the fire escape is considered to be part of the historic structure of the grade II listed building.

It was dismantled, repaired and eventually reinstalled by a Chesterfield-based company. English Heritage contributed 77,000 towards the cost of the repair and restoration work.


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