A new tourist attraction featuring 30 ram sculptures dotted across the city will be on display over summer.
On 27 May – 22 August 2021, Derby Museums in partnership with Wild in Art are bringing a flock of 30 colourful and unique 5ft rams on a trail around the beautiful city of Derby, including one featuring art centred on our own Florence Nightingale.
Derby Museums executive director Tony Butler said the trail would be a fun way to bring people together to “rediscover” Derby and take pride in the city.
He said: “The Derby Ram Trail is all about making public art accessible to the people of Derby and beyond.
“The trail’s legacy will help ensure Derby’s art and heritage remains accessible for generations to come.”
The trail will be made up of around 30, 5ft-high fibreglass sculptures in the shape of Derby’s mythical Ram.
According to legend, the ram was ten yards high with enormous horns and a huge flowing fleece, a story intertwined with the history of a famous fold song called The Derby Ram.
The trail will feature a ram with artwork designed by Air Arts artist, Elaine Lim-Newton that focusses on the fantastic history of the NHS and our local hero, Florence Nightingale.
For more information on the trail visit https://derbyramtrail.org/