Don't miss what’s coming up
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.
Lotions, potions, ointments and concoctions. Learn about these 18th Century creations whilst having a go at some suitably spooky crafts.
Come along and fold, sculpt and create your very own paper wig to wear in the Georgian way! You can complete the full Georgian look by trying on some 18th Century clothes in Pickford’s playroom.
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.
Read more about Pickford’s House
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.