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Between 1936 and 1945, local art collector Alfred Goodey donated over 600 pictures of old Derby to the Museum and Art Gallery. Spanning three centuries, this incredible collection offers an unrivalled glimpse of the city through development, industrialisation, war, fire, and flood.
Join Samantha Schofield for an hour of tea, cake and crafting from the Crafternoon Tea Bar amidst the beautiful setting of Pickford’s House. This is a truly unique experience – a chance to step into history as this session will be held in our 18th Century kitchen.
This exhibition is the second in a series dedicated to the museums’ extensive and ever-popular collection of old Derby pictures, donated by local art collector
Alfred Goodey between 1936 and 1945. Explore the old pubs of Derby further through our historical “crawl” and discover a long and celebrated connection with beer that endures through the city’s celebrated reputation as the real ale capital of Britain.
Have a go at creating skeletons and learn about the history of The Skeleton Suit – a popular 18th Century fashion for young boys.
Tuesday – Saturday: 10am-5pm
Bank Holiday Mondays: CLOSED
Come and experience our unique Museum of Georgian Life and Historic Costume.
41 Friar Gate,
Derby, DE1 1DA
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 are the places that we are beginning to use to show our previously stored collections.
Derby Museums have a collection that is wide ranging and varied. We hope that you find something to interest you.
The Mildand Railway Study Centre at the Silk Mill is the UK's largest pre-nationalisation railway archive.