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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.
For hundreds of years maps and plans have been produced to show who owned what and to help us to get from one place to another. How have the places that we live in changed? Can you find the places that you know on our collection of old maps?
Come along and meet one of the Hanson’s valuation team who will be available to advise on ANTIQUES, JEWELLERY, SILVER, CERAMICS, COLLECTABLES, COINS, POSTCARDS & MEDALS. Items may be left to be entered into a suitable Hanson’s Auction.
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.
Tuesday – Saturday: 10am-5pm
Bank Holidays: CLOSED
CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS
Christmas Eve (Thursday 24 December)
Pickford’s House – 10am – 4pm
Friday 25 December – Friday 1 January 2016 – All Museums CLOSED
From Saturday 2 January
Pickford’s House – 10am – 5pm
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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