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Wonder of Watercolours Thursday 30th July: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Be guided through the wonder of watercolours and create your own painting to be part of our fabulous artwork at Pickford’s House. Watch our painting grow over the summer as we add flowers and animals to our garden scene.

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Decorate a Plate Tuesday 4th August: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


From the wallpapers, costume, carvings, and decorative plasterwork – Pickford’s House is full of beautiful patterns. Decorate a ceramic plate using the patterns you discover today.

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Costumed Guided Tour Wednesday 5th August: 10:30 am


Our friendly staff at Pickford’s House are available to offer tours of the home for you throughout the week. However, these tours taking place each Wednesday are an extra special opportunity to experience the magic of Pickford’s House whilst being guided by one of our Visitor Service Assistants in traditional 18th Century costume.

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Summer Bug Hunt Thursday 6th August: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


An annual favourite at Pickford’s House, the Summer Bug Hunt returns! Come along and hunt out the creepy crawlies in Pickford’s garden, then identify what you have found using our expert guides. You can also take part in some bug inspired crafts.

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Pickford’s House

Tuesday – Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: CLOSED
Bank Holiday Mondays: CLOSED

FREE ENTRY

Come and experience our unique Museum of Georgian Life and Historic Costume.

Pickford’s House,
41 Friar Gate,
Derby, DE1 1DA

info@derbymuseums.org
01332 715181

FREE parking to Pickford’s House visitors. Turn right at the ‘Pickford’s House’ sign off Agard Street.


 

PICKFORD’S HOUSE IS A STUNNING TOWNHOUSE AND GARDEN FROM 1770, DESIGNED BY PROMINENT DERBY ARCHITECT JOSEPH PICKFORD AND USED AS BOTH HIS FAMILY HOME AND AS A PROFESSIONAL SHOWCASE OF HIS ARCHITECTURAL SKILLS.

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TRANSITIONAL SPACES

Transitional Spaces are the places that we are beginning to use to show our previously stored collections.

OTHER GALLERIES

Derby Museums have a collection that is wide ranging and varied. We hope that you find something to interest you.

MIDLAND RAILWAY STUDY CENTRE

The Mildand Railway Study Centre at the Silk Mill is the UK's largest pre-nationalisation railway archive.

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
info@derbymuseums.org

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