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Georgian Children Saturday 22nd August - Saturday 4th June: As per opening times

Pickford’s House was once a home that in the 18th century would have been filled with the laughter of a relatively well-off family. To celebrate the loan of the portrait of Master Thomas Fane and his Dog, by George Romney, to Derby Museums, this exhibition explores the 18th century experience of childhood; from the fine country house to the gloom of the workhouse.

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Family Friday Friday 4th September: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Throughout the summer holiday, Tots Make and Do transforms in to Family Friday, a space where the whole family is welcome to take a closer look at some objects from our collections and be inspired to create. Come and make something inspired by our collection to take home.

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Family Friday: The Silk Mill Friday 4th September: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Maker Bar is available for you to make and create whenever The Silk Mill is open, but drop in on a Friday afternoon and you can join us at The Maker Bar where you will be guided through a making activity by a Maker.

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Georgian Homeguard Saturday 5th September: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us at Pickford’s House and see the Derby Volunteers of 1803 prepare to defend the town against the forces of Napoleon Bonaparte. Hear about their lives, listen to their stories and try your hand at using a pike!

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About Us

Derby Museums is a charitable trust responsible for the rich cultural and creative history of Derby. The Trust manages three sites: the City Museum and Art Gallery, Pickford’s House and The Silk Mill, and all art and collections are held and curated by the Trust.

Derby Museums,
Museum and Art Gallery,
The Strand,
Derby, DE1 1BS

01332 641901

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