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PICKFORD’S HOUSE

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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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Fabric Flower Tuesday 1st September: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


We end Tuesday activities at Pickford’s House for summer 2015 with a real floral highlight! Create your own drawings on fabric, and use a special technique to create stunning fabric art.

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Costumed Guided Tour Wednesday 2nd September: 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 3rd September: 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 Holidays: 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

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

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