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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.
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.
Join celebrated local historian, Maxwell Craven, author of The Illustrated History of Pubs, Inns and Taverns, as he explores the pubs of Old Derby, as seen in the paintings, prints, and drawings of Alfred Goodey’s much-loved collection.
Join us on a tour of the pubs and inns depicted in the exhibition, Red Lion, White Lion, Old Bird and Bell – Inns and Ale Houses in the Alfred Goodey Collection of old Derby pictures.
Led by Jonathan Wallis, head of museums, who will give the insight in to the history of the pubs and places that we pass during the walk.
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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