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Adopt an Object

From the humble game pie dish to the Edwardian toilet. Dozens of quirky objects are up for adoption.

Which Pickford’s House hero will you choose?

Every object in Pickford’s House tells a story, from the mahogany cheese cradle, to the magnificent morning room piano. You can champion your personal favourite Pickford’s House hero by adopting it for a year, or adopting it on the behalf of a loved one.

As a Pickford’s House adopter you will receive:
● An old fashioned luggage tag with a name of your choice on your object.
● The opportunity to visit your adopted object anytime Pickford’s House is open
● A certificate celebrating your new adoption

By Adopting an Object, you will be supporting the funding of family activities in the museum, ensuring that Derby Museums continues to be an inspiring place for everyone. To Adopt an Object at Pickford’s House please visit our online shop.

When the new Museum of Making opens you will also be able to adopt your favourite object there,  more information coming soon.